A redband trailer has arrived for the show, which finds Hart playing a version of himself who’s done with playing the funny sidekick and wishes to become an action movie lead. A big-time director offers him his dream role, although it comes with the condition that he attend an action star school run by the crazy Ron Wilcox, played by John Travolta. Nathalie Emmanuel plays a tough-minded rival student.
At this point there’s a big question mark surrounding Quibi, the U.S. streaming service focusing on short-form content with episodes lasting ten minutes or under in length. There was certainly some buzz early on, with a sizeable production spend and some big names on board. But app download numbers have dropped severely and opinions on some of their shows haven’t helped either. Vulture has a thorough article if you’re keen to read up a bit more on the service’s thus-far bumpy ride.
As for Die Hart, it looks like an ultra-lite Hart project that his die hard fans should enjoy. Travolta looks to be having some fun here, too. If you’re keen, Die Hart hits Quibi on July 20.
Official synopsis for Die Hart:
In DIE HART, Kevin Hart plays a fictionalized version of himself who’s tired of being the comedic sidekick. He gets his wish when a famous director offers him his dream – to be a leading man action star – but there’s a catch: Kevin must first train at the world’s greatest action star school, run by a lunatic. Pushed to his limits by this action school coach and a tough-minded rival student (Nathalie Emmanuel) Kevin must survive a series of hilarious, over-the-top action sequences and face his fears if he wants to achieve his dream and land the role of a lifetime.