Kevin Hart has teamed up with Netflix for a new film and first-look deal. Under the new deal, Hart will produce and star in four feature films. Hart's production imprint, HartBeat Productions, will also work hand in hand with the streaming platform.
“Partnering with Netflix is an amazing opportunity for HartBeat and myself," Hart said.
"I am excited to act in and produce cutting edge films with Netflix. I am extremely grateful to Ted Sarandos and Scott Stuber, we share the same creative vision and always put the audience first. This business is about growth and my HartBeat team continues to exceed my expectations with their ability to develop stories and relationships. Our goal is to make the HartBeat name synonymous with first-class entertainment and narratives.”
Hart is no stranger to the Netflix platform. Previously, the comedian released two comedy specials, What Now and Zero F---- Given, through the streaming service. Currently, he is shooting an action-comedy film called Man From Toronto for Netflix. He's also set to star alongside Wesley Snipes in the dramatic limited series, True Story.
"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," Netflix executive Scott Stuber said.
Hart joins a star-studded list of comedians who have signed on to work with Netflix in recent years. Eddie Murphy, Dave Chappelle and Adam Sandler have all signed major deals with Netflix. It is unclear how much the deal is worth at this point in time.
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