Kevin Hart and Wesley Snipes are to team up to play brothers in the Netflix limited drama series ‘True Story’.
Hart will play Kid, a world-famous comedian who makes a tour stop in his hometown of Philadelphia and visits his older brother Carlton (Snipes).
However, the events of one lost evening turn into matters of life or death that threaten to destroy Kid’s career and everything he has built.
Eric Newman (‘Narcos,’ ‘Narcos: Mexico’) will write the drama under his overall TV deal with Netflix. Newman will also executive produce in addition to Charles Murray (‘Luke Cage). Hart’s HartBeat Productions serve as producers with Mike Stein and Tiffany Brown, alongside Caroline Currier overseeing for Grand Electric.
“I’ve never been more excited about an acting project in my career. I’ve always been a fan of Wesley Snipes and working with him is mind-blowing,” said Hart in a statement. “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.”
Stephen Williams (‘Watchmen,’ ‘Lost’) will direct and executive produce the first four episodes, and Hanelle Culpepper (‘Star Trek Picard,’ ‘Kung Fu’) will direct the final four episodes.