Nope‘s Keke Palmer is set to produce and star in the feature comedy The Backup in development at Universal Pictures, which also has Kevin Hart on board to produce, Lone Tree Voice can confirm.
In the film written by Chris Brew and Jordan Gouveia, player-at-heart Ben decides he’s finally ready to settle down with his childhood friend Alyssa (Palmer). But she then reveals she’s engaged to a handsome billionaire and needs him to be her best man. In return, Ben sets out to Maui with his boys to outshine her fiancé and win her back.
Hartbeat’s Bryan Smiley will produce on behalf of the company, alongside Keke Palmer and Sharon Palmer under their Big Boss Entertainment banner, and Autumn Bailey-Ford through her company Autumn Bailey Entertainment. Patricia Braga and Kayla Stamps will exec produce for Hartbeat.
News of Palmer’s new project was first reported by The Hollywood Reporter.
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