Photo: Kevin Winter/Getty Images
Photo: Kevin Winter/Getty Images

EXCLUSIVE: Kevin Hart comedic thriller “Action Scene”for new short-form streaming service Quibi shooting in Atlanta

Originally posted Monday, January 6, 2020 by RODNEY HO/rho@ajc.com on his AJC Radio & TV Talk blog

Kevin Hart has spent an inordinate amount of time over the past decade in Atlanta shooting movies, from “Think Like a Man” to two “Ride Along” movies to both “Jumanji” films.

Now he’s starring in a comedic TV series called “Action Scene” for the upcoming streaming service Quibi, which will focus on 10-minute episodes. Pre-production began today. 

“Action Scene” features Hart playing a version of himself trying to land an action-movie role.

According to the advertised plotline: “After being rejected for the role, Kevin randomly encounters a leading A-List action movie director. Their meeting inadvertently sets off a chain of events that forces Hart to fight his way through a series of over-the-top action sequences with the help of some of Hollywood’s biggest action movie heroes.”

Hart is an executive producer as well. 

It’s the first known production from Quibi in the state. 

Hart experienced major injuries after a car accident last fall. He underwent back surgery. When he met with Ellen DeGeneres on her talk show last month, he said he was “65 to 75 percent back to my physical self... I'm not lifting crazy weights, but I'm back to weighted workouts, agility, mobility, core workouts. I’m a little determined jacka**.”

Quibi was started by former Disney chairman Jeffrey Katzenberg and eBay founder Meg Whitman. It’s set to launch April 6. Other short-form projects slated for the service include a judge show featuring Chrissy Teigen, a horror series by Steven Spielberg and a survival reality series featuring Zac Efron

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Rodney Ho
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Rodney Ho covers radio and television for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
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