Die Hart: Kevin Hart and John Travolta to star in new Quibi series
According to Variety, Quibi is in the process of developing a new comedy-action series titled Die Hart, with Jumanji star Kevin Hart attached to lead the series as a fictionalized version of himself. Joining Hart is Golden Globe winner John Travolta, who is returning to the small screen after 4 years since starring and producing FX’s award-winning miniseries The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story in 2016.
Inspired by the opening sequence from Hart’s 2016 concert film, Die Hart will follow Kevin Hart as meta version of himself who’s tired of always getting cast as a 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 (John Travolta). Pushed to his limits by this action school coach and a tough-minded rival student, 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.
The series will be directed by Eric Appel from a script written by Tripper Clancy and Derek Kolstad. It will be executive produced by Hart through his Laugh Out Loud Network banner with Candice Wilson, Bryan Smiley and Jeff Clanagan serving as producers.
Production for Die Hart is scheduled to begin next week on Monday.
Quibi, which is short for “Quick Bites” is scheduled to have its launch on April 6, 2020, with already more than a billion dollars raised from its investors. It has a number of projects currently in development. Guillermo del Toro, Sam Raimi, Catherine Hardwick, Steven Spielberg, Paul Feig, Anna Kendrick, Laurence Fishburne, and Don Cheadle are eight of the many producers and talents who are working hard on the production of the said projects.
The streaming service, founded by Jeffrey Katzenberg and Meg Whitman, is set to feature series that run two to four hours in length and are broken down into parts that are no longer than 10 minutes in length.
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