By Michael “Ice-Blue” Harris – (Source: www.rollingout.com) Kevin Hart and Wesley Snipes are teaming up for a new eight-episode series on Netflix called “True Story.”
“True Story” is Kevin Hart’s first dramatic series and is executive produced by “Narcos” and “Narcos: Mexico” showrunner Eric Newman, under Hart’s overall Television deal with Netflix.
In related news, Snipes and Tiffany Haddish will be starring in and producing the upcoming comedy film, Back on the Strip. The film recently wrapped and will be the directorial debut of comedian and Hollywood executive Chris Spencer. While a release date hasn’t been revealed, the film will also feature Bill Bellamy, Faizon Love, Gary Owen, JB Smoove and Spence Moore II.
The synopsis for Back on the Strip states that the film follows Merlin (Moore II), a young man who moves to Las Vegas in hopes of becoming a magician after losing the woman of his dreams. But when a costume malfunction reveals his physical ‘gifts,’ he is recruited to become the frontman of an infamous male revue group.”
Snipes will play a character named “Luther a/k/a Mr. Bigg” in the project. Snipes has been making a huge comeback over the past few years with roles in the films Coming2 America, Dolemite Is My Name and Cut Throat City, as well as the new television series “Paper Empire.”
“True Story” begins streaming on Netflix on Thanksgiving, Nov. 24. Check the trailer below.