Posted by | Ray Cornelius

A big round of applause goes to super producer Will Packer, who recently inked a new 3-year first look deal with Universal Pictures.

S&A is reporting that the newly formed partnership allows Packer to develop scripted projects through his emerging production company, Will Packer Productions. This movie agreement coincides with the two year agreement Packer already has with Universal TV.

“Will is driven by a boundless energy that drives his relationships and permeates his films. We’ve cherished our experience working with him on Ride Along and cannot wait to collaborate with him on more films in the years to come,” said Donna Langley, Chairman of Universal Pictures.

Reportedly, Packers first project through the partnership is the Ice Cube/Kevin Hart comedy, Ride Along  also starring Tika Sumpter. Packer will also release a number of other film projects including the romantic comedies About Last Night  and Think Like a Man Too  as well as No Good Deed  featuring Idris Elba and Taraji P. Henson.

He will also reunite with Hart in 2015 for the release another romantic comedy titled The Wedding Ringer  with Jenifer Lewis.

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