Insecure actress Yvonne Orji is set to join Kevin Hart and Tiffany Haddish in Night School, the upcoming movie directed by Malcolm D. Lee (Girls Trip, The Best Man Holiday, Barbershop: The Next Cut). Night School will mark Orji’s feature film debut!
Based on a story by Hart, Night School follows a group of misfits who are forced to attend adult classes in the longshot chance that they’ll pass the GED exam. The script was written by Hart, Harry Ratchford, Joey Wells and Matt Kellard, with additional work by Nick Stoller.
Hart will produce for his Hartbeat Productions along with Will Packer via his Will Packer Productions. James Lopez, head of motion pictures for Will Packer Productions, will executive produce. Senior Vice President of Production Kristin Lowe will oversee production for Universal.
The film is set to open on September 28, 2018.
In addition to her breakout role as Molly in HBO’s Insecure, she is also the creator and star of First Gen a semi-autobiographical comedy which has David Oyelowo and Oprah Winfrey attached as exec producers. The series centers on Joanna (Orji), a first generation Nigerian-American who trades in a stable career in medicine for a career in stand up comedy.
Congrats to Yvonne Orji! We look forward to seeing her in this new role!