Kevin Hart’s ‘Fatherhood’ to premiere on Netflix Father’s Day weekend

The film is based on Matt Logelin’s 2011 memoir

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Actor and comedian Kevin Hart is set to return to your small screens this summer.

Hart will star in a new film titled Fatherhood, which will premiere on Netflix Father’s Day weekend, per The Wrap. Stars like Rel Howery, Alfre Woodard and DeWanda Wise will also join the cast.

The film tells the story of Two Kisses For Maddy: A Memoir Of Loss & Love by Matt Logelin. Logelin’s 2011 memoir explores the birth of his daughter and the unexpected death of his wife.

Netflix licensed the story from Sony Pictures while Barack and Michelle Obama’s production company, Higher Ground Productions, collaborated on the project.

Hart recently made headlines after his personal shopper apparently stole from him, as reported by theGrio.

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The personal shopper for the comedian-actor has been accused of spending $1 million on his credit cards and is now facing grand larceny, criminal possession of stolen property and other charges.

Dylan Jason Syer, 29, first started working for Hart in 2015, and he allegedly kept Hart’s credit card information “with the understanding that he would only make authorized purchases,” according to Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz

Allegedly, Syer went on to make “over one million dollars’ worth of unauthorized charges on those credit cards over the course of 19 months.”

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PASADENA, CALIFORNIA – JANUARY 09: Kevin Hart of ‘Dave’ speaks during the FX segment of the 2020 Winter TCA Tour at The Langham Huntington, Pasadena on January 09, 2020 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Amy Sussman/Getty Images)

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Katz detailed exactly how Syer allegedly stole from Hart, revealing he reportedly “used his business’s credit card processing account to make unauthorized charges on Mr. Hart’s credit card. Once those credit card charges were processed by Syer’s bank, the proceeds poured into Syer’s checking account.”

In total, Syer “allegedly charged approximately $923,000 on Mr. Hart’s credit cards without authorization, in addition to $240,000 worth of jewelry and watches purchased from a high-end jeweler in California.”

The thievery reportedly did not stop once the money was in Syer’s checking account. Allegedly the shopper “purchased thousands of dollars of fine art and other collectibles … 5 Patek Phillipe watches valued at more than $400,000.” The items and collectibles were present on Syer’s Instagram page.

“I want to send a strong message to the defendant and others who seek financial gain through the victimization of others,” Katz said in a statement, “that my team and I are committed to aggressively pursuing these actions and separating those who commit crimes from their ill-gotten gains, and returning those funds, where practical, to support the victims.”

Additional reporting by Jared Alexander

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