Television

Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart to co-host MTV Movie Awards

Both stars of the upcoming action comedy “Central Intelligence” will take the main-stage at the 2016 MTV Movie Awards. Actors Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart announced today that they will host the event, expected to air later this spring.

This year’s show will tape at Warner Bros. Studios in Burbank, Calif. on Saturday, April 9, to air on Sunday, April 10, at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT.

“It’s an honor to be hosting the ‘MTV Movie Awards’ with a guy who’s not only one of the funniest guys on the planet, but who’s often mistaken as my twin, Kevin Hart,” said Dwayne Johnson. “We live for our fans and promise to make this an epic, historic unforgettable night for them.”

“I love hosting – it’s my thing,” said Kevin Hart. “Dwayne and I are the perfect team for the epic 25th anniversary show. It’s going to go down.”

“Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart define what it means to be modern movie stars,” said Executive Producer Casey Patterson. “They have a direct and personal relationship with their fans, who love them for it and have made them two of the biggest entertainers in the world. They are bringing the action and comedy to the big 25th anniversary of the ‘MTV Movie Awards,’ which makes me excited and frankly a little afraid. Double trouble!”

Johnson currently stars in the popular series “Ballers” for HBO, directed by Peter Berg, where he plays an ex-football star turned money manager. Also adding to a slew of tent-pole films in 2016, Johnson recently completed filming Central Intelligence opposite Kevin Hart, and will film the big screen adaptation of Baywatch, Furious 8, and an action based feature Rampage. He is also tied to the remake of the cult classic, Big Trouble in Little China for FOX and The Jansen Directive for Universal. Also upcoming in 2016, Johnson will lend his voice to the new Disney Animated film Moana.

In addition, Johnson’s production company, Seven Bucks Productions, will be releasing a youth prison documentary, “A Rock and a Hard Place,” for HBO in 2016. Recently announced, Johnson is also developing an LAPD based television project “Boost Unit” for FOX.

Kevin Hart recently starred in Ride Along 2, the sequel to last year’s one-hundred-million-dollar blockbuster hit of the same name. Hart is also an Executive Producer on the show, Real Husbands of Hollywood which premiered its third season last September.

This year, Hart will also appear in the highly anticipated action comedy Central Intelligence, opposite Dwayne Johnson, as well as the animated film The Secret Life of Pets (Illumination Entertainment). Rounding out the year, Universal Pictures will release the What Now concert film. Kevin will also be embarking on a multi-city international live tour, What Now, following his highly successful domestic tour of the same name.

Casey Patterson and Garrett English serve as Executive Producers for the “2016 MTV Movie Awards.” Lee Lodge, Jane Mun, and Jim Roush serve as Co-Executive producers. Wendy Plaut serves as Co-Executive Producer and Executive in Charge of Celebrity Talent. Sandy Alouete is Executive in Charge of Music Talent.