Comedian Kevin Hart already has quite a presence on Netflix, but it’s about to get even bigger with a new first-look film production deal with his HartBeat Production. Following in the footsteps of Adam Sandler, the Jumanji franchise star will produce and star in four new movies that will be available exclusively on Netflix. Read More »
Kevin Hart and Wesley Snipes are going to play brothers in a new Netflix limited series loosely based on Hart’s career. Hart and Snipes are set to headline True Story, a fictional Netflix limited series in which Hart will play a version of himself who faces “a matter of life and death” during a tour stop in his hometown of Philadelphia.
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Plenty of industries are hurting because of the coronavirus pandemic, and that includes entertainment. But while movies and TV shows are starting to get back into production, live stand-up comedy shows are still mostly non-existent because gathering a bunch of people in a single room to open their mouths and guffaw incessantly isn’t the smartest movie when there’s a contagious virus kicking around. But Netflix recently put together a little video to hold us over with some of their biggest comedy stars.
Netflix asked comedian Neal Brennan to check in with some of his fellow comics like Adam Sandler, Kevin Hart, Amy Schumer, Tig Notaro, John Mulaney, Chris Rock, Jerry Seinfeld, Tiffany Haddish, David Letterman, Wanda Sykes, Sarah Silverman, Steve Martin, and many more. Brennan wanted to provide some levity not just for the comedians stuck at home without an audience, but also for their fans who miss seeing the on stage, so he asks them all about their favorite jokes, comics, previous jobs, and more. Read More »
Kevin Hart is quickly making a habit out of remaking beloved comedies. The comedian is already working on a remake of The Great Outdoors and Scrooged. Now the comedian has added another one to the development slate in the form of a Planes, Trains and Automobiles remake, and he’s dragging Will Smith on the trip with him. Read More »
Contrary to popular belief, Quibi has not deleted itself from existence out of sheer embarrassment…yet. The young streaming platform is still around, but with apologies to The Most Dangerous Game and every other thing Quibi has produced so far, the service desperately needs a big crossover hit – and Ride Along and Central Intelligence star Kevin Hart just might be its savior.
A new Quibi series called Die Hart stars Hart as a fictionalized version of himself who tires of being the comedic relief and wants to play an action star for once. But when that opportunity finally comes along, it comes with a catch – Hart has to attend action star school, which is overseen by a lunatic played by John Travolta (Face/Off, Pulp Fiction). Check out the first trailer below.
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A decade before Josh Trank’s disastrous Fantastic Four film hit theaters, director Tim Story tackled Marvel’s First Family in a colorful, breezy, largely forgettable comic book movie. He directed a sequel two years later and has since been out of the superhero realm altogether, but now it looks like he’s found his re-entry point.
Story is currently in negotiations to direct Night Wolf, which will reunite him with his frequent star Kevin Hart and aims to put a new spin on cinematic superhero storytelling.
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Eddie Murphy is slated to make his triumphant return to stand-up comedy at Netflix sometime in the future, but before that, we’ll see him try his hand at stand-up again for a big charity comedy festival being put together to benefit Feeding America food banks during the coronavirus pandemic.
The Feeding America Comedy Festival is being put together by comedian-turned-media-magnate Byron Allen and his Entertainment Studios banner along with the folks at Funny or Die. The three-hour event will be taking donations while audiences enjoy stand-up sets from some of the biggest names in comedy. Along with Eddie Murphy, the show will include Chris Rock, Kevin Hart, Billy Crystal, Tiffany Haddish, Kenan Thompson, Howie Mandel, Marc Maron, and many more. Read More »
Quibi is still on track to debut on April 6, even in the face of a lawsuit trying to stop them, bringing a cavalcade of new movies (in chapters) and TV shows that you’ll be able to stream to your phone. You probably won’t be watching this stuff on-the-go as Quibi originally intended, at least not while the coronavirus outbreak is still spreading across the globe, but you can still check them out from the comfort of your own home. Plus, T-Mobile will let you get a free Quibi subscription for a year
On top of that, we have two new trailers for Quibi programming, one with Chance the Rapper rebooting the prank show Punk’d that once thrived at MTV, and the other a Jennifer Lopez-produced series called Thanks a Million, bringing some much needed heart-warming kindness to the table by having a celebrity or public figure giving $100,000 to an unsuspecting individual who must pay it forward to help others in their community. Read More »
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Just one week ago, Sony Pictures had a sudden problem with their action comedy The Man from Toronto starring Jason Statham and Kevin Hart. After creative differences came to a head between Statham and the studio, the Hobbs & Shaw star left the production only a few weeks before shooting was slated to begin. However, since Sony was hoping not to delay the film’s release slated for this fall, they’ve quickly replaced Jason Statham with Woody Harrelson. Read More »
Jason Statham has created a bit of trouble for the upcoming Sony Pictures action comedy The Man from Toronto. Four weeks before production was slated to begin (or six weeks depending on who you talk to), The Transporter star has dropped out of the project that would have seen him starring alongside Kevin Hart. Read More »