Blackfilm.com has learned that Keith David has joined the cast of Universal’s comedy Night School, which will be directed by Malcolm D. Lee.
He joins a huge cast that includes Kevin Hart, Tiffany Haddish, Yvonne Orji, Mary Lynn Rajskub, Taran Killam, Rob Riggle, Megalyn Echikunwoke, Romany Malco, Bresha Webb, Al Madrigal and Ben Schwartz.
Production has starting filming in Atlanta.
The film follows a group of misfits who are forced to attend adult classes in the long-shot chance they’ll pass the GED exam. Rajskub will play Theresa, a hardworking mom with several kids who got pregnant in high school and is now trying to earn her GED., while Killam will play the school’s principal Stewart, who rules the school with an iron fist. Schwartz will play Hart’s best friend, an investment adviser who wants to give his pal a job but can’t until Hart passes his GED.
Through his Instagram account, Hart announced that David will play his dad in the film.
Will Packer will produce for his Will Packer Productions alongside Hart, who will produce via his Hartbeat Productions banner. James Lopez, head of motion pictures for Will Packer Productions, will executive produce
Based on a story by Hart, Night School was written by Hart, Harry Ratchford, Joey Wells and Matt Kellard, with additional script work by Nick Stoller.
Senior vp production Kristin Lowe will oversee for Universal.
A veteran of numerous films and TV, David currently stars on OWN’s Greenleaf. He was also added to the upcoming live-action Marvel series New Warriors for Freeform. His last big screen appearance of note was opposite Halle Berry in Cloud Atlas.
Night School will hit theaters on Sept. 28, 2018