Kevin Hart in Talks to Play Santa Claus in Dashing Through the Snow, But First You’re Just Gonna Have to Believe

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Well, this makes that whole chimney scheme a touch more plausible. Per The Hollywood Reporter, Kevin Hart is in talks to play Santa Claus in Dashing Through the Snow. Said to be a Christmas comedy in the vein of Elf, Dashing Through the Snow centers around a New York City detective who — with the help of Saint Nick and a dose of that good old Christmas spirit — must repair his relationship with his son. The Disney tale is based on a concept by Scott Rosenberg, with a script from Rob Burnett. Now, with that info dump out of the way, let's take a beat to consider the curiosity of calling a Santa Claus movie Dashing Through the Snow ... isn't Santa not dashing kinda the point of Dasher, et al.?