True Story: Kevin Hart & Wesley Snipes to Play Brothers in Netflix Limited Series
Emmy nominee Kevin Hart (Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, Ride Along, Central Intelligence) and Wesley Snipes (Blade, New Jack City, Demolition Man) are attached to star in the Netflix limited drama series True Story with the duo playing brothers in the upcoming project, according to Deadline, which will be written and executive produced by Eric Newman (Narcos: Mexico).
In the series, Hart will “play a version of himself” as the story centers on his character Kid and Kid’s older brother Carlton, who will be played by Snipes. A tour stop in Kid’s hometown of Philadelphia becomes a matter of life and death for one of the world’s most famous comedians when the consequences of a lost evening with his wayward older brother threaten to destroy everything he’s built.
Hart will also executive produce the eight-episode series, which is produced by Hart’s HartBeat Productions.
“I’ve never been more excited about an acting project in my career,” Hart said. “I’ve always been a fan of Wesley Snipes and working with him is mind-blowing. Having HartBeat Productions at the helm and working alongside Eric Newman as a partner and creative arm has been unreal, nobody is ready for what this show is going to be.”
“Kevin Hart’s career is one defined by courageous creative risks and Wesley Snipes is a legendary talent – together they are truly a dream team,” Newman added. “I am absolutely thrilled to be working with these two. As always, I am grateful to Netflix for their continued support, as well as to Charles Murray, Stephen Williams, and Hanelle Culpepper for their creative partnership.”
Stephen Williams (Watchmen, Lost) will direct and executive produce the first four episodes of True Story with Hanelle Culpepper (Star Trek: Picard, Kung Fu) directing the last four episodes.
Newman will executive produce through his Grand Electric banner along with showrunner Charles Murray (Luke Cage, Sons of Anarchy). Caroline Currier will oversee for Grand Electric. Mike Stein and Tiffany Brown are overseeing for HartBeat Productions.
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