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Kevin Hart in Talks to Star in the Monopoly Movie Nobody Asked For

Kevin Hart speaking at CinemaCon in 2018.
Kevin Hart speaking at CinemaCon in 2018.
Image: Ethan Miller (Getty)

For reasons that can only be explained by Milburn Pennybags, Hasbro is reportedly moving forward with its plans for a Monopoly feature film directed by Tim Story, and the project’s found its first lead actor.

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Deadline reports that, despite the recent wave of backlash he’s received for making homophobic comments in the past, Kevin Hart is in talks to sign onto the film in an undisclosed role. That’s...pretty much all we know about the movie, which is unsurprising given that Monopoly’s premise isn’t really the sort of thing that would lend itself to, like, a “fun” film.

As a general rule of thumb, board games (like most toys) have no real business being adapted into major motion pictures, but Monopoly seems particularly ill-suited, because it’s a game about using the forces of capitalism to grind people into the ground in inhumane ways.

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But hey. When’s the concept of a little wealth inequality ever stopped a studio from marching ahead with these sort of plans?


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As a general rule of thumb, board games (like most toys) have no real business being adapted into major motion pictures

How dare you! One of the best films ever is a board-game-turned-movie! Clue spits in your general direction! How...flames...flames on the sides of my face, breathing...breathless...heaping breaths... heaping...