Kevin Hart to feature in Paul Weitz's official adaptation of Matt Logelin bestseller Fatherhood

FP Staff

Jan 20, 2019 11:47:50 IST

Actor Kevin Hart has been cast as the lead in Sony Pictures' new feature Fatherhood. The film, to be directed Paul Weitz, is an official adaptation of Matt Logelin bestseller Two Kisses for Maddy: A Memoir of Loss & Love, reported Variety.

Kevin Hart to feature in Paul Weitzs official adaptation of Matt Logelin bestseller Fatherhood

Kevin Hart. Image from Twitter @DiscussingFilm

The story follows a widower who must raise his daughter after his wife dies in childbirth.

Logelin's book has been adapted by Dana Stevens with Weitz providing his own draft.

The project will be produced by Marty Bowen, David Beaubaire, Peter Kiernan, Hart and John Cheng will produce the movie.

Sony Pictures will begin a nationwide search for the actress to play Hart’s daughter in the film.

Hart, 39, will start working on the new film after he completes shooting for Jumanji 2, the sequel of his 2017 hit Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle.

He was most recently seen in alongside Bryan Cranston and Nicole Kidman in The Upside. The film was a success despite the controversy surrounding Hart following homophobic jokes that the actor had made earlier in his career which even cost him the opportunity to host the 2019 Academy Awards. His oscillating stance of being apologetic and defiant alternately, somehow aired the controversy.

(With inputs from Press Trust of India)

Updated Date: Jan 20, 2019 11:47:50 IST