Kevin Hart is the latest in the long line of comedians who want to prove their dramatic chops in serious movie roles, as you can see in the trailer for Fatherhood, his upcoming Netflix feature.
Originally set for a release from Sony Pictures, Netflix acquired the film after COVID shifts left its fate up in the air. The streamer will debut the film on June 18th.
Based on Matt Logelin’s 2011 memoir Two Kisses for Maddy: A Memoir of Loss and Love, the film follows Logelin’s story of raising his daughter Maddy after his wife Liz dies in childbirth.
Hart is taking on a major dramatic role here after some recent forays into dramedy territory, such as 2017’s The Upside with Bryan Cranston (remade from the beloved French film The Intouchables).
Alongside Hart, Fatherhood stars Alfre Woodard, Melody Hurd, Anthony Carrigan, Lil Rel Howery, and Paul Reiser. It is directed by Paul Weitz (About a Boy), who co-wrote the screenplay with Dana Stevens.
Check out the trailer for Fatherhood below and see the film on Netflix starting June 18th: