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Why Kevin Hart Handed On Enjoying Santa Claus In Disney+’s Dashing Via The Snow, In accordance To The Producer

The vacation season isn’t right here simply but, however quite a lot of Christmas films which are nice for the entire household are premiering already. A title that Disney+ subscribers can take on this yr is Dashing Via the Snow, a fantastical movie starring Chris “Ludacris” Bridges and Lil Rel Howery. The mission has been in growth for years now and, in 2016, it was reported that Kevin Hart would star in it as Santa Claus. Finally, the comic dropped out, and the position of the jolly previous soul went to Howery. Now, one of many producers has defined to CinemaBlend simply why Hart handed on the manufacturing. 

On the floor, Dashing Via the Snow looks like a stable match for the famed slapstick comedian. Not solely wouldn’t it have been a first-rate alternative for him to flex his comedic muscular tissues in an enormous manner, but it surely additionally would’ve reunited with frequent collaborator Will Packer. The pair have joined forces on quite a lot of movies over time, together with Suppose Like a Man, Journey Alongside and Night time Faculty. So why didn’t the 2 work collectively on this yuletide romp? Effectively, once I spoke to Packer forward of the vacation flick’s launch, he defined that his buddy and colleague didn’t have the bandwidth for it:

You already know, it was Kevin’s schedule. He is as busy as I’m. He is even busier. And so he wasn’t capable of be part of it due to schedule. However you recognize, [he] got here to me and stated, ‘Pay attention, let’s discover you any person else nice, as a result of I do not need to maintain you up.’ And that is very a lot how Kevin is. And Disney wished to maneuver ahead. I wished to maneuver ahead. And at the moment, I had [director] Tim Story on board, my frequent collaborator, so I knew we may get any person nice. I at all times had Ludacris in thoughts. He is any person that’s a very good buddy of mine. We hadn’t labored collectively on a film, however we talked about it. And so the celebrities lastly aligned, after which we simply wanted our nice Santa.