Will Packer Lands Three-Year Deal with Universal Pictures

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Under the new deal, Packer will develop new projects under his current production company.

Producer Will Packer continues to be a driving force in Hollywood.

Today, it was announced that Packer landed a three-year deal with Universal Pictures. In the new partnership, Packer will develop new projects for the company under his own banner Will Packer Productions. Their first collaboration, Ride Along starring Kevin Hart and Ice Cube, will roll into theaters on January 17, 2014.

Universal Pictures Chairman Donna Langely said, "Will is driven by boundless energy that drives his relationships and permeates his films. We've cherished our experiences working with him on Ride Along and cannot wait to collaborate with him on more films in the years to come."

Packer took to his Twitter account to share his gratitude. "I'm grateful and humbled by all the love I'm receiving today," he tweeted. "We've got a lot more to accomplish but it feels good! Thank you!"

Back in July, Packer signed a two-year deal with Universal Television, which will run through 2015.

In the coming months, be on the look out for several Packer-produced films including, About Last Night, Think Like a Man Too, No Good Deed and The Wedding Ringer.

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