Hart and Wahlberg have signed up for Me Time, a Netflix Original comedy to be directed and written by John Hamburg. This will mark a reunion for Hart and Hamburg, who previously worked together on the script for Hart and Tiffany Haddish comedy Night School. As director, Hamburg’s credits include I Love You, Man, Why Him? and Along Came Polly.
As first reported by Deadline, Me Time will find Hart playing a stay-at-home dad who finally finds himself with some alone time while his wife and kids are away. He reconnects with a former best friend, to be played by Wahlberg, and the two embark on a wild weekend that will upend this dad’s life.
This could prove to be quite the hit for Netflix. Hart has proven to be a hit maker, with a film box office draw of $US4 billion and counting. Wahlberg, with an array of box office shakers under his belt, has also seen success in the comedy space, showing comedic talent in hits such as Ted, The Other Guys and Daddy’s Home.
Following recent dramedy Fatherhood, this is one of four films coming from the multiyear first-look deal made between Netflix and Hart’s HartBeat Productions. Hart will be producing Me Time with Bryan Smiley via HartBeat Productions and Hamburg will produce via his Particular Pictures banner. Executive producers include Lauren Hennessey, Joe Gatta, and HartBeat players Patricia Braga and Mark Moran.
Hart continues to have quite the packed line-up, including Eli Roth-directed video game adaptation Borderlands, with Cate Blanchett; action-comedy The Man from Toronto, with Woody Harrelson; and Netflix series True Story, with Wesley Snipes.
Wahlberg’s upcoming credits include video game adaptation Uncharted, with Tom Holland; true-story boxing drama Stu, with Mel Gibson; and potentially The Six Billion Dollar Man, the long-in-the-works adaptation of the ’70s television series, Six Million Dollar Man.