Kevin Hart to Lead Paul Weitz's FATHERHOOD for Sony Pictures

Kevin Hart to Lead Paul Weitz's FATHERHOOD for Sony Pictures

Deadline reports that Kevin Hart will star in Fatherhood for Sony Pictures. Paul Weitz will direct Dana Stevens' script, adapted from Matt Logelin's memoir Two Kisses For Maddy: A Memoir Of Loss & Love.

Hart starred in recent box office hit The Upside alongside Bryan Cranston and Nicole Kidman. Logelin's memoir covered his courtship and marriage to his high school sweetheart, Liz. By the time they settled in LA, they had everything, especially when they learn a daughter is on the way. After Madeline was born, tragedy struck: Liz suffered a pulmonary embolism and died instantly, even before she got to hold their daughter. There was little time to grieve a life-shattering loss for Logelin: his wife bore the brunt of their impending jump into parenting and suddenly he was the sole caretaker for a newborn daughter, his link to his beloved wife.

"When I started reading this script, I was immediately touched and brought to tears," Hart said in a statement. "At HartBeat, we seek to provide the audience with stories that evoke true emotions and this story does just that. Our hope is to bring honor to the Logelin family, and we are thrilled to be working with Sony, Paul, Temple Hill and Free Association on such an incredible project."

Deadline reported yesterday that Hart will star in the Monopoly movie for Lionsgate.

Read the original story on Deadline.

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