Kevin Hart and Louis C.K. Team For ‘The Secret Life of Pets’

By April 16, 2015

Two superstar comedians are getting ready to lend their voices to a new animated project from Universal, that is slated to hit theaters next July.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Kevin Hart and Louis C.K. will be starring opposite each other in The Secret Life of Pets, a project created between Illumination and Universal Pictures. The two comedians will be joined by actor Eric Stonestreet (ABC’s “Modern Family”). The story centers on a a “pampered” terrier, who is used to being the top dog in an apartment complex (played by C.K.), and his reluctant team-up with a larger, lovable mutt (Stonestreet) as they join forces to put a stop to an evil bunny (Hart) that’s assembling his own personal army of abandoned pets.

Other cast members include Ellie Kemper (“Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”), Bobby Moynihan (“Saturday Night Live”), Hannibal Buress (“Broad City”), and several others. The film will be written by Cinco Paul and Ken Daurio, writers of The Lorax and Despicable Me 2.

The film will be directed by Chris Renaud (Despicable MeMinions) and Yarrow Cheney. The Secret Life of Pets is the second film on Illumination’s upcoming four year slate, which will be followed by Despicable Me 3 in 2017 and a new adaptation of Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas! in 2018. This year, the Despicable Me spinoff Minions hits theaters in the summer. The Secret Life of Pets will be released on July 8th, 2016. For more on this and other upcoming Illumination projects, keep a tab open to GeekNation!

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Chris Clow
As a former comics retailer at a store in the Pacific Northwest, Chris Clow is an enormous sci-fi, comics, and film geek. He is a freelance contributor, reviewer, podcaster, and overall geek to GeekNation,, The Huffington Post, and He also hosts the monthly Comics on Consoles broadcast and podcast. Check out his blog, and follow him on Twitter @ChrisClow.
  • RichieBlake

    Kevin Hart is so NOT funny at all that it makes you laugh…no actual comedy there though

    • Do not disagree. I’ve tried to like him, but just not felling him.

  • fierce warrior

    oh shiiii! Louis CK = comedic SCIENTIST GENIUS

    • Now Louis CK I can get behind! He’s actually funnier in interviews than on his show.

  • SamuelMGee

    that’s so cool, I never knew louis did vocal acting!

  • Mildred

    two comedic legends on a team together? awesome!

  • DHaywood

    omg I hope Kevin Hart is the bunny LOL

  • ATL Newman

    sometimes I just cringe because these kid movies are just reaching! bring back the classics please

  • JeffreyJ

    awwwee look at the furry creatures!

  • JessicaKx

    This is going to be bloody amazing, 2 of the funniest guys in the land on one project! <3