Kevin Hart’s Hollywood career is showing no signs of slowing down, as the Philadelphia native has earned yet another film part.
According to Deadline, Hart will next collaborate with F. Gary Gray, the filmmaker of Straight Outta Compton and The Negotiator, on the upcoming heist picture Lift. Hart will portray a professional thief who is wooed by his ex-girlfriend and the FBI to pull off an incredible heist with his international gang on a 777 flying from London to Zurich, with production expected to begin early next year.
Hart’s upcoming feature will be produced in collaboration with Netflix. In January, the comedian and his HartBeat Productions secured a multimillion-dollar contract with Netflix to exclusively release his next four self-produced films. In addition, Netflix has a first-look offer with Hart, giving them the opportunity to secure future projects from him.
“All I can say is F—-K YEAH!!!!! Finally getting to work with F Gary Gray ….This movie is a dream come true. Raising the bar and finding the projects that give me the best opportunity to show growth is a priority of mines as well as HartBeat productions ….Major thank you to my partners @netflix and my producing partners Genre pictures as well as 6th & Idaho ….This film is going to be special!!!!!! Let’s gooooooooo!!!!!!! I’m so proud of my entire team at HartBeat Productions….You guys are crushing!!!!! #HartBeatProductions #Lift #ComingSoon,” Hart posted on Instagram.
Fatherhood, Kevin Hart’s most recent film, debuted in June and was the streaming giant’s first release. Hart, Regina Hall, and Mark Wahlberg are also presently filming Me Time, a comedy about a stay-at-home parent played by Hart who finds himself with some “me time” for the first time in years while his wife and children are abroad. With some spare time, he reunites with his former best friend, played by Mark Wahlberg, for a crazy weekend that nearly turns his life upside down.