Hart, whose Netflix stand-up special Zero F**ks Given was the streamer’s number one comedy special of 2020, will be both starring in and producing the films. The multi-year agreement includes a first look film deal for his HartBeat Productions banner.
“Partnering with Netflix is an amazing opportunity for HartBeat and myself,” Hart said in a statement. “I am excited to act in and produce cutting edge films with Netflix. I am extremely grateful to [Netflix co-CEO] Ted Sarandos and [Netflix head of original films] 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.”
Said Stuber: “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. We’re excited to partner with Kevin, and his great team at Hartbeat, to entertain our audience for years to come.”
Before we see what Hart in store with his first film will be under the deal, we’ll be seeing him in Netflix scripted limited series True Story, a drama that will find Hart playing a fictional version of himself and Snipes playing his older brother.
Hart’s upcoming credits include the drama Fatherhood, telling of a father bringing up his baby girl as a single dad after the unexpected death of his wife; and action-comedy The Man from Toronto, directed by Aussie helmer Patrick Hughes (The Hitman’s Bodyguard, The Expendables 3) and co-starring Woody Harrelson.