Kevin Hart continues to elevate and this time in partnership with Netflix.
The star is no stranger to the streamer, having fronted a number of stand-up specials – including 2020 smash ‘Zero F*cks Given.’
Yet, this new deal sees the entities commit to each other in a major way.
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As part of the long-term pact, Netflix will serve as Hart’s creative residence for for film.
Together with his HartBeat Productions company, the exclusive partnership will see the star top bill at least four films – all of which he will produce. The various layers of the venture include a first-look film producing deal.
The pact is believed to be akin to types of deals the streamer has entered into with Adam Sandler; the latest of which was a four film deal reportedly worth $275 million.
Hart said in a statement:
“Partnering with Netflix is an amazing opportunity for HartBeat and myself. I am excited to act in and produce cutting edge films with Netflix. I am extremely grateful to Ted Sarandos and Scott Stuber, we share the same creative vision and always put the audience first. This business is about growth and my HartBeat team continues to exceed my expectations with their ability to develop stories and relationships. Our goal is to make the HartBeat name synonymous with first-class entertainment and narratives.”
Scott Stuber, Head of Original Films at Netflix joined him in saying:
“Netflix has enjoyed a long relationship with Kevin and we’ve been lucky enough to partner with him many times. He’s a hands-on producer and it’s been great to watch him build an incredible company with HartBeat. There are very few artists who can attract audiences of all ages and succeed in making comedies, dramas and family films. We’re excited to partner with Kevin, and his great team at Hartbeat, to entertain our audience for years to come.”
HartBeat’s Bryan Smiley added:
“I am beyond thrilled about this exciting new chapter in our company’s history. Kevin and I are committed to making ‘best in class’ films with our new partners at Netflix. This groundbreaking deal guarantees HartBeat productions will be viewed by millions of people globally, for many years to come.”