They couldn’t be more different in terms of appearance, but they’ll be sharing the stage as the hosts of the 2016 MTV Movie Awards.
Comedian Kevin Hart and actor/wrestler Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson are going to share hosting duties for the awards show, set to take place April 10 at 8 p.m., according to a Variety report.
Both of them are promoting their new movie, “Central Intelligence,” which will hit theaters this summer. Dwayne Johnson plays Bob Stone, a lethal CIA agent who returns for his high school reunion for a top-secret case, with the assistance of the former big man on campus, played by Kevin Hart, who is now an accountant.
It will be the 25th anniversary of the MTV Movie Awards. The show will be unique in that it will take place outdoors in a number of locations rather than being confined to a single theater stage. Executive producer Casey Patterson said MTV wants the awards show to “celebrate movies” with a big and bold show, according to the report.
That’s why they chose Hart and Johnson — they are the “right guys to take big swings.”
Also, the duo tends to engage their fans, which is what made them attractive hosts, Patterson noted.
In a Hollywood landscape peppered with awards shows, from the Oscars to the Golden Globes to the SAG Awards and many more, MTV is trying to make its stand out by making it a show that is loose where anything can happen, and the participants can basically be themselves. By filming at multiple stages outdoors, MTV wants to create movie magic with its awards show.
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