Regina Hall will star and produce the sequel to “Midnight Run” for Universal, Aeysha Carr will write the screenplay

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Regina Hall is preparing for a “midnight run”. The “Black Monday” and “Nine Perfect Strangers” star has signed on to the sequel to 1988’s “Midnight Run,” an action comedy about a journey about a bounty hunter and a mafia accountant. For The Hollywood Reporter, Aeysha Carr (“Brooklyn Nine-Nine”) is writing the Universal project, and Hall and Robert De Niro, who starred in the original, are producing.

Plot details are not yet known, but it appears the sequel was created as a Hall-De Niro vehicle. The first “Midnight Run” starred De Niro “as a bounty hunter tasked with tracking down a former mafia accountant, played by the late Charles Grodin. The comedy of friends sees the duo travel across the country trying to evade. both the FBI and the Mafia, “THR details. Universal has been trying to get a sequel or remake of the influential comedy off the ground since the 1990s. In the early 2010s, Timothy Dowling was writing a script with the idea of ​​having De Niro’s character, Jack Walsh, paired with a younger comic character. “

The project also counts Jane Rosenthal (“When They See Us”) among its producers, and Sara Scott is overseeing for Universal.

Hall won the New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actress for her role in the drama “Support the Girls”. She was most recently seen in the Hulu drama “Nine Perfect Strangers”. “Girls Trip”, “The Hate U Give” and “About Last Night” are also among her credits. He previously produced “Black Monday” and “Little”, both of which he also starred in. occult drama “Maestro” Other megachurch comedy “Honk for Jesus, Save Your Soul”.

Carr wrote for and was supervising producer on “Brooklyn Nine-Nine”. His other writing and production credits include “Woke”, “The Carmichael Show” and “Rel”.

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