Kevin Hart Sony Drama ‘Fatherhood’ Heading To Netflix For Summer time Launch – .
Sony and Higher Ground Productions will release their Kevin Hart drama Fatherhood on Netflix on Friday, June 18, just before Father’s Day.
Note that this is a license agreement and that it is incomplete if Netflix purchased the film. It’s a similar deal Sony made with Hulu in Happiest Season and AppleTV + in Greyhound. In essence, Netflix has licensed worldwide rights, with the exception of China, which Sony will keep. In the meantime, Sony will keep the IP address and all transactional home entertainment windows outside of Netflix.
The Fatherhood, directed by Paul Weitz, is based on the book Two Kisses for Maddy: A Memory of Loss and Love by Matthew Logelin. Based on a true story, the picture follows Hart as a single father who raises his little girl after the unexpected death of his wife one day after the birth of their daughter.
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The last theatrical release of the picture was April 16th. Yesterday, Sony postponed the theatrical release of Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway from June 11 to May 14 as the appetite for family meals increased during the pandemic and with the box office capitals reopening, NYC and San Francisco and Los Angeles are expected to reopen be back online soon.
President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama’s production company Higher Ground Productions are producing from a script by Dana Stevens and Weitz. Producers are Marty Bowen, Hart, David Beaubaire and Peter Kiernan. EPs are Betsy Danbury, Aaron L. Gilbert, Jason Cloth, Bryan Smiley, Jaclyn Huntling Swatt, Isaac Klausner, Channing Tatum and Reid Carolin.
Alfre Woodard, Lil Rel Howery, DeWanda Wise, Anthony Carrigan, Melody Hurd and Paul Reiser also star.
Earlier this year, Hart and his HartBeat Productions signed an exclusive partnership with Netflix for feature films and an initial production contract. Paternity was licensed independently and was not part of this overall business.
Weitz is represented at Morris Yorn by UTA and attorney Alex Kohner. Stevens is represented at Ziffren Brittenham by UTA and Attorney Wendy Kirk. Hart is again looked after by 3 Arts, UTA and Schreck Rose Dapello Adams Berlin & Dunham.