Kevin Hart will star in Act Like A Lady, Think Like A Man based on Steve Harvey‘s best selling book being produced by Rainforest Films (Takers, Obsessed and Stomp The Yard).

On Steve’s radio show, The Steve Harvey Morning Show, producer Will Packer revealed his first casting choice…actor/comedian Kevin Hart. Hart will play the role of Cedric, a relationship adviser who’s going through his own divorce. Essentially, he’s the Steve Harvey of the story. Kevin Hart will star in Think Like A Man, the Screen Gems comedy based on Steve Harvey’s bestselling 2009 book Act Like A Lady, Think Like A Man. The book is a male-perspective self-help manual for relationships, with topics that included everything from why men cheat, to why men are in the fixing business and not in the talking business, to how to get the wedding ring and why independent women should reconnect with their girlish side to make their men feel necessary. Like I said, it’s from a male perspective. In the film, Hart will play a self-professed relationship expert who is quick to give advice to his crew of friends, even as he watched his own marriage crater and head toward divorce. The comedy’s scripted by Keith Merryman & David A. Newman, and Screen Gems’ Clint Culpepper is out to directors for a July production start. Will Packer’s producing through his Rainforest Films banner and Harvey is exec producing with Rushion McDonald and Rob Hardy.

Hart just signed to star in the Nick Stoller comedy Five Year Engagement for producer Judd Apatow and Universal. He most recently starred in Screen Gems’ Death at a Funeral and Little Fockers. Harvey is introducing Hart as the star of his movie on Harvey’s syndicated radio talk show. Hart’s repped by UTA and 3 Arts.