Kevin Hart and Melody Hurd in 'Fatherhood'

Kevin Hart’s Fatherhood and new episodes of the TV series Lupin and Too Hot to Handle are among the highly anticipated titles set to hit Netflix next month.

Originally set to be released by Sony, Fatherhood stars Hart as a man who loses his wife shortly after childbirth and has to raise their newborn baby on his own. The streamer is presenting the film with Barack and Michelle Obama’s Higher Ground Productions. The movie, based on the book Two Kisses for Maddy, was directed by Paul Weitz (American Pie, About A Boy, In Good Company, Little Fockers) from a script he co-wrote with Dana Stevens. Alfre Woodard, Lil Rel Howery, DeWanda Wise, Anthony Carrigan, Melody Hurd and Paul Reiser also star in Fatherhood, the release of which had been postponed due to theatrical shutdowns caused by the COVID-19 pandemic before Sony sold it to Netflix.

Other films set to hit Netflix next month include the sci-fi thriller Awake, starring Gina Rodriguez as an ex-soldier with a troubled past fighting to save her family after a global event wipes out humanity’s ability to sleep; the Liam Neeson-starring action movie The Ice Road; and the rom-com Good on Paper, written by and starring Iliza Shlesinger, directed by Kimmy Gatewood and with a cast that also includes Ryan Hansen and Margaret Cho.

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