Netflix Licenses Rights to Sony’s Kevin Hart Feature ‘Fatherhood’

Netflix has licensed the worldwide (except for China) rights to Fatherhood from Sony Pictures for a June 18 release on the service.

The film stars Kevin Hart (Jumanji: The Next LevelThe Upside), Alfre Woodard (Juanita, Clemency), Lil Rel Howery (Bad TripGet Out), DeWanda Wise (Someone Great, Jurassic World: Dominion), Anthony Carrigan (“Barry,” “Gotham”), Melody Hurd (Them) and Paul Reiser (“Mad About You,” “The Kominsky Method”).

Based on the book Two Kisses for Maddy: A Memoir of Loss & Love by Matthew Logelin, the drama features Hart taking on the toughest job in the world — fatherhood.

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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.)

Higher Ground Productions, President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama’s production company, will present the film, alongside Netflix and Sony.

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