Mark Wahlberg and Kevin Hart are each heading to Netflix to collaborate on a comedy titled Me Time. John Hamburg, who previously wrote Night School for Hart, will direct the film, which is being produced by Hart and his HartBeat Productions banner, which has a first-look deal with Netflix.
Hart will play a stay-at-home dad who finds himself with some ‘me time’ for the first time in years while his wife and kids are away. He winds up reconnecting with his former best friend, played by Wahlberg, for a wild weekend that nearly upends his life.
It was probably only a matter of time until Hart and Wahlberg teamed up. Hart is one of the biggest stand-ups in the world and his movies, pretty much all comedies, have grossed over $4 billion worldwide. Wahlberg is one of the bigger stars with legitimate comedy chops, as evidenced in films such as Ted and The Other Guys.
HartBeat Productions signed a first-look deal with Netflix back in January for an undisclosed fee, although it’s unsurprisingly reportedly a lucrative one. The deal will see the streaming giant release four films starring Hart over the next few years. He recently played against type in comedy-drama Fatherhood, and will next be seen in action-comedy The Man From Toronto.
Wahlberg previously worked with Netflix on action comedy Spenser Confidential, which briefly became Netflix’s most-watched original movie (according to Netflix). He recently starred on drama Joe Bell, and will next be seen supporting Tom Holland in the Uncharted movie adaptation.
This is an easy movie to picture. Hart and Wahlberg will probably play their typical comedy personas, the film will be watchable, and Netflix will claim a trillion people have viewed it during the first day. We’ll wait and see what other projects Hart and Netflix collaborate on.