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Kevin Hart has been on a roll in his career as of late and he has definitely been holding down the top spot in the world of comedy. He recently starred in a film alongside acting heavy weights Robert De Niro and Sylvester Stallone called Grudge Match. And he is set to return to the big screen again this month with veteran rapper/actor Ice Cube. The duo did a movie together titled Ride Along. Hart takes on the role of a security guard named Ben and Cube plays a cop by the name of James. The storyline revolves around Ben trying to prove to James that he is worthy of marrying his sister. The two go on a 24 hour police patrol in the ATL and of course antics ensue. The motion picture is scheduled to hit theaters on the 17th. Readers can get a glimpse of the trailer above. And they can check out the real life ride along that the pair took part in with late night talk show host Conan O’Brien here. With Hart’s undeniable talent and Cube’s past history of success when working with comedians (Chris Tucker, Mike Epps, Katt Williams); this movie has all of the potential to be a must see. -MinM