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By Kelvin Owens

According to ScreenDaily Universal Pictures has secured worldwide rights to an English-language remake of the South Korean comedy hit “Extreme Job” with plans to turn it into a Kevin Hart vehicle.

Tracy Oliver (“Little,” “Girls Trip”) will pen the script for the film which follows a team of narcotics detectives who go undercover in a fried chicken restaurant, just as it becomes the hottest eatery in town.

“Once ‘Extreme Job’ became such a phenomenon in Korea, we knew we had to partner up with powerhouses for the U.S. version,” CJ Entertainment producer Francis Chung said in a statement. “With Universal, Kevin Hart and Tracy Oliver on board, we know this project is in the savvy hands of hit-makers who turn films into cultural events.”

Lee Byoung-heon helmed the original which opened in January in South Korea and has become the highest grossing film of all time there with $127 million, outpacing “Avatar”.

CJ Entertainment and Hart’s HeartBeat production label will produce. This marks their second attempt at a Korean remake together, the first being the still in development female-driven dramedy “Bye, Bye, Bye” about adult friends who reunite 20 years after high school. Amy Aniobi is writing the script.

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