Critically acclaimed comix Kevin Hart has signed an exclusive four film deal with Netflix.
The actor and comedian is the latest big star to agree to an exclusivity deal with the streaming giant. It has been announced that he will produce and star in at least four separate full-length films on the streaming service which will be getting made via his production banner, HartBeat Productions. “Partnering with Netflix is an amazing opportunity for HartBeat and myself,” the comic told The Hollywood Reporter. “I am excited to act in and produce cutting edge films with Netflix.”
Netflix’s head of film, Scott Stuber added: “Netflix has enjoyed a long relationship with Kevin and we’ve been lucky enough to partner with him many times. He’s a hands-on producer and it’s been great to watch him build an incredible company with HartBeat. There are very few artists who can attract audiences of all ages and succeed in making comedies, dramas and family films.”
It had previously been announced that Hart was starring alongside Wesley Snipes in Netflix miniseries True Story, however, this is believed to be separate from his new four-film deal.
Hart is also on production duties for True Story and is set to play a version of himself called Kid, with Snipes playing his brother Carlton. “I’ve never been more excited about an acting project in my career,” Hart previously said. “I’ve always been a fan of Wesley Snipes and working with him is mind-blowing.”
True Story’s synopsis reads: “A tour stop in Kid’s hometown of Philadelphia becomes a matter of life and death for one of the world’s most famous comedians when the consequences of a lost evening with his wayward older brother threaten to destroy everything he’s built.”