Netflix has acquired the rights to Fatherhood from Sony Pictures. Higher Ground Productions, President Barack Obama, and Michelle Obama’s production company will present the film, alongside Netflix and Sony. The film will premiere on June 18, 2021.
Based on the book Two Kisses for Maddy: A Memoir of Loss & Love by Matthew Logelin, in this heartwarming, funny, and emotional true story, Kevin Hart takes on the toughest job in the world: Fatherhood.
Directed by Paul Weitz (In Good Company, About A Boy), the script was penned by Dana Stevens (City of Angels, Safe Haven, For Love Of The Game) and Weitz.
The cast includes Emmy Award Nominee Kevin Hart (Jumanji, The Upside), Academy Award Nominee Alfre Woodard (Juanita, Clemency), Lil Rel Howery (Bad Trip, Get Out), DeWanda Wise (Someone Great, Jurassic World: Dominion), Emmy Award Nominee Anthony Carrigan (Barry, Gotham), Melody Hurd (Them) and Golden Globe Nominee Paul Reiser (Mad About You, The Kominsky Method).
Earlier this year, Hart and his HartBeat Productions inked an exclusive partnership with Netflix for feature films as well as a first-look production deal. (Fatherhood was independently licensed and not part of this overall deal)
Marty Bowen, Kevin Hart, David Beaubaire, and Peter Kiernan serve as producers. Betsy Danbury, Aaron L. Gilbert, Jason Cloth, Bryan Smiley, Jaclyn Huntling Swatt, Isaac Klausner, Channing Tatum and Reid Carolin are executive producers.
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