In DIE HART, Kevin Hart plays a fictionalized version of himself who’s tired of being the comedic sidekick. He gets his wish when a famous director offers him his dream – to be a leading man action star – but there’s a catch: Kevin must first train at the world’s greatest action star school, run by a lunatic. Pushed to his limits by this action school coach and a tough-minded rival student (Nathalie Emmanuel) Kevin must survive a series of hilarious, over-the-top action sequences and face his fears if he wants to achieve his dream and land the role of a lifetime.
KEVIN HART (Executive Produced by, “Himself”) was born and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where he launched his career as a comedian during an amateur night at a local comedy club. Over the years, Hart has become Hollywood’s box office powerhouse, opening ten films at number one at the box office. Die Hart is the first production of its kind, created through Hart’s digital network, Laugh Out Loud, and Executive Produced through his production company, Hartbeat Productions.
Hart recently wrapped production on his new film, Fatherhood, which he is starring in and producing through his Hartbeat Productions. Based on the best-selling book, Two Kisses for Maddy, Fatherhood tells the story of a single dad navigating parenthood after his wife unexpectedly dies a day after giving birth. Fatherhood is slated for release on April 2, 2021.
Hart was most recently seen in theatres alongside Dwayne Johnson, Jack Black, Danny DeVito, Karen Gillian, and Awkwafina in the sequel to Sony’s highly successful reboot of the beloved Jumanji franchise, Jumanji: The Next Level, which crossed $800 million in global revenue.
In 2019, Hart reprised his role as the white-haired rabbit, “Snowball,” in Universal’s The Secret Life of Pets 2, which hit theaters on June 7, 2019. Before that, Hart starred in STX Entertainment’s The Upside alongside Bryan Cranston and Nicole Kidman.
In 2018, Hart co-wrote, produced, and starred in Universal’s Night School, all under Hartbeat Productions. In 2017, Hart starred in Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, his highest grossing movie to date.
Hart recently wrapped his global live standup comedy tour, The Irresponsible Tour, which was also released as an original Netflix standup special in April 2019. Hart’s last tour, What Now, grossed over $100 million worldwide and culminated in a performance to a sold-out crowd at Philadelphia’s NFL stadium.
Hart’s previous credits include: Central Intelligence, The Secret Life of Pets, and the Ride Along films. Hart’s memoir, I Can’t Make This Up, debuted at number one on the New York Times Best Seller list and remained on the Top 10 Print Hardcover Bestsellers List for ten weeks straight.
Hart’s digital network, the Laugh Out Loud Network, serves as a platform for emerging comedians and is home to two premium series which both feature Kevin, What the Fit? and Cold as Balls. In February 2018, Hart’s Laugh Out Loud Radio channel 96 premiered on SiriusXM, with Hart hosting alongside longtime friends and fellow comedians, The Plastic Cup Boyz. In April 2019, their featured talk show, Straight From The Hart became available on Pandora and now ranks as the #1 podcast across all genres. Kevin’s brand endorsements include NIKE, Chase J.P Morgan. Additionally, Hart is an investor & designer in Tommy John.
CEO Codeblack Films and President of Laugh Out Loud Network JEFF CLANAGAN (Produced By) is an award-winning producer and innovator in entertainment. He currently holds roles as CEO and Founder of Codeblack Films, a film production and distribution company dedicated to super-serving the Black community worldwide. A longtime business partner of Kevin Hart, Clanagan also serves as President and co-founder of Laugh Out Loud, the comedy network from the world’s top comedian, Kevin Hart.
Their newest venture, Laugh Out Loud, is a global comedy focused, distributed, and diversified network reaching over 100MM across OTT streaming platforms, channels and formats. From stand-up legends to globally recognized digital influencers, Clanagan works with Hart and the LOL team to curate and cultivate the next generation of multicultural comedic storytellers. Clanagan also oversees the strategic vision and expansion of OTT Networks on platforms such as Pluto TV, Roku TV, Amazon as well as distribution partnerships with NBC Peacock.
In his role with Codeblack Films, Clanagan and his team have acquired and developed films for distribution such as the Golden Globe® nominated indie drama Frankie and Alice (Halle Berry) and Addicted, based on the popular urban novel by Zane, which grossed over $16 million at the box office.
Most recently, Clanagan broke new ground in theatrical marketing with his digital-first approach to the successful release of films like The Perfect Match and the Tupac Shakur biopic All Eyez On Me, which generated $40M at the box office.
In 2013, Clanagan partnered with Hart to produce and release his concert movie, Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain, which went on to gross $32 million at the box office. He also produced Hart’s comedy concert Kevin Hart: What Now? The historic special was filmed live in front of 53,000 people, marking an unprecedented moment in comedy when Hart became the first ever comedian to headline an NFL stadium. Clanagan was also the producer of Hart’s stand-up comedy tour, What Now? which is the best-selling comedy tour of all time, grossing over $100 million with 1.3 million tickets sold.
Clanagan began his career as a concert promoter for the HBO Def Comedy Jam tour and NWA’s Straight Outta Compton tour, on which the 2015 hit movie that grossed more than $200 million was based. He has also promoted shows for hip hop royalty, including Mary J Blige, Will Smith, Run DMC, and LL Cool J, among others.
In 1998, Clanagan moved into the film and television industry when he was named the President of rapper Master P’s No Limit Films. During his tenure, Clanagan cultivated the startup into a $40 million juggernaut multimedia company, producing a slate of profitable straight-to-video features. No Limit Films is now recognized as the pioneer of the home video sell-thru market.
Clanagan was a driving force behind the birth of the home entertainment business, with his proven success in the strategic marketing and distribution of home entertainment properties such as: The Def Comedy Jam series, BET’s Arabesque Films, And1 Mixtape and The Fat Albert TV series. Clanagan has released over 300 movie titles which have grossed over 500 million dollars in revenue.
Clanagan has a passion for mentoring young people. In 2015, he created a sports division within his company called Codeblack Elite Track Club, which allows him to coach and mentor young adults in track and field. Codeblack Elite won the 2015 AAU National Club championship in the girls 14-year-old division. Clanagan is also the Track and Field sprint coach at Calabasas High School. At Calabasas, he coached the 2018 and 2019 CA State 100m champion. He currently has five athletes on scholarships running D1 College Track and Field.
Clanagan graduated from the University of Washington before attending Harvard Business School in its prestigious executive program. Clanagan was awarded the Pioneer Award from the African American Film Critics Association (AAFCA) in 2014 and the Game Changer Achievement Award from Uptown Magazine and Kia Motors. Clanagan has also been named in the Ebony Power 150 and Black Enterprise top 50 Power Brokers and he has been profiled in The New York Times, The L.A. Times, and GQ Magazine.
Clanagan currently lives in the Los Angeles area with his family.
Starring: Kevin Hart, John Travolta, Nathalie Emmanuel (“Game of Thrones”)
Supporting Cast: Jean Reno, Josh Hartnett
Created by: Tripper Clancy (“Stuber”) and Derek Kolstad
Director: Eric Appel (“Brooklyn Nine-Nine”)
Teleplay by: Tripper Clancy
Story by: Tripper Clancy and Derek Kolstad
Executive Producer: Kevin Hart
Producers: Jeff Clanagan, Candice Wilson and Bryan Smiley
# of Episodes: 10
Launch Date: July 20, 2020, with new chapters every weekday until July 29
Season Finale: July 29, 2020
Genre: Action Comedy
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