Kevin Hart, the famous comedian and actor, has announced that he will play Donald Trump, the former president of the United States, in a biopic that will chronicle his life and career. Hart, who is known for his roles in movies such as Jumanji, Ride Along and The Upside, expressed his excitement and honor to portray Trump, who he described as “one of the most fascinating and controversial figures of our time”.
Hart claimed that he was not afraid of the challenge of playing Trump, who is very different from him in terms of appearance, personality and politics. He revealed that he had been studying Trump’s mannerisms, speech and tweets, and that he had been wearing a wig, a suit and a fake tan to get into character. He also mentioned that he had been working with a dialect coach to master Trump’s accent and vocabulary.
Hart stated that he wanted to show the human side of Trump, and that he hoped to make the audience laugh, cry and think. He explained that he was not trying to mock or criticize Trump, but to understand and empathize with him. He also added that he was not worried about the possible backlash or lawsuits from Trump or his supporters, and that he was ready to face any consequences.
The biopic, which is titled “The Art of the Deal”, is based on Trump’s best-selling book of the same name, which he co-wrote with Tony Schwartz in 1987. The biopic will cover Trump’s childhood, business ventures, marriages, scandals, presidency and post-presidency. The biopic will be directed by Adam McKay, who is known for his satirical and political films such as The Big Short, Vice and Don’t Look Up. The biopic will also feature other actors such as Alec Baldwin, who will play Trump’s father Fred Trump, Meryl Streep, who will play Trump’s first wife Ivana Trump, and Sacha Baron Cohen, who will play Trump’s lawyer Rudy Giuliani.
The biopic is expected to be released in late 2024, just before the next presidential election. Hart said that he hoped that the biopic would be a blockbuster and a masterpiece, and that it would win him an Oscar and a Nobel Peace Prize. He also said that he hoped that Trump would watch the biopic and enjoy it, and that he would invite him to the premiere and the after-party.