Kevin Hart and Ice Cube to return…

Deadline is hearing that Universal execs are in talks with director Tim Story and his ‘Ride Along’ stars Ice Cube and Kevin Hart to reprise their roles for a sequel to the buddy comedy.

The first film, which hits this side of the pond on February 28th, follows Ben Barber (Hart), a quick-witted, videogame junkie, security guard who joins his fiance’s hard-boiled, hot-tempered detective brother (Cube) on a 24-hour patrol of Atlanta in order to prove his worth. Tika Sumpter (‘Salt,’ ‘Sparkle’) co-stars.

Original scribes Phil Hay and Matt Manfredi will return to pen the sequel, with Will Packer of Rainforest Films and Cube’s Cube Vision producing.