Kevin Hart is in talks to join Disney's 'Dashing Through the Snow'.

The 37-year-old actor is being lined up to take on the role of Santa Claus in the Christmas adventure.

'Dashing Through the Snow' follows a New York City detective who has a strained relationship with his son. The only thing that may be able to repair his fractured family is Santa Claus, who has the ability to make the man believe in magic.

The project is based on an original idea by Scott Rosenberg, and has Will Packer and John Jacobs on board to produce. Rob Burnett is penning the original script.

No-one has yet been confirmed to take up directorial duties on the project, and no other casting announcements have been made.

The role of the jolly old man is just up Kevin's street, as he previously joked that he had entered old age at 36, and was ''turning into Morgan Freeman''.

He said: ''I'm turning into Morgan Freeman. I don't know what's going on. I think my older age is just going straight to my hair ... It's weird because only half of it goes grey, so it's like I turn into this weird villain that didn't make it to Marvel.

''I have to dye it to black, [but] only when I have events. Other than that I don't care. It is what it is.''

As of yet, 'Dashing Through the Snow' has no release date, and no confirmed date for the start of shooting.