According to The Hollywood Reporter, Kevin Hart is in final negotiations to play Santa Claus in Disney’s “Dashing Through The Snow”.
Kevin Hart is in negotiations to star in Dashing Through the Snow, a family Christmas comedy being developed by Disney.
Will Packer, who worked with Hart on the Ride Along movies and was an executive producer on Roots, is producing with John Jacobs (Ted).
The story tells of a New York City detective who is a workaholic and has a strained relationship with his son. The only thing that may be able to repair the father-son relationship is the one true Santa Claus who has to make the man believe in Christmas magic.
Hart would play Santa.
The project is based on an original idea by Scott Rosenberg (Con Air), and Rob Burnett is writing the current draft. Liar Liar and Elf have been said to be the tonal analogues.
A search for a director is about to get underway. Kristin Burr is overseeing for Disney.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter