Nathalie Emmanuel joins Kevin Hart in Quibi’s Die Hart series
According to Deadline, Game of Thrones alum Nathalie Emmanuel has officially signed on to star opposite Kevin Hart and John Travolta in Quibi’s forthcoming comedy-action series Die Hart. Emmanuel is set to portray the role of Hart’s rival in the action star school headed by Travolta’s character.
Emmanuel is best known for her role as Missandei in HBO’s award-winning series Game of Thrones which aired its final season last year. She recently starred in Hulu’s Four Weddings and a Funeral miniseries and will next be seen in F9: The Fast Saga, the next installment to the blockbuster Fast & Furious film franchise, that is set to hit the theaters on May 22.
Inspired by the opening sequence from Hart’s 2016 concert film, Die Hart will follow Kevin Hart (Jumanji: The Next Level) as a 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.