Quibi has cast John Travolta to star opposite Kevin Hart in the platform’s upcoming “Die Hart” series, formerly called “Action Scene.”
Production will start Monday.
Here is the official description for “Die Hart.”
“In ‘Die Hart,’ Kevin Hart plays a fictionalized version of himself who’s tired of being the comedic sidekick. He gets his wish when a famous director offers him his dream – to be a leading man action star – but there’s a catch: Kevin must first train at the world’s greatest action star school, run by a lunatic (John Travolta). Pushed to his limits by this action school coach and a tough-minded rival student, Kevin must survive a series of hilarious, over-the-top action sequences and face his fears if he wants to achieve his dream and land the role of a lifetime.”
Eric Appel directs and Tripper Clancy and Derek Kolstad will write. The Laugh Out Loud production will be executive produced by Hart as well as Candice Wilson, Bryan Smiley and Jeff Clanagan.
Quibi is set to launch on April 6. It’ll cost $4.99 per month for ad-supported streaming, and $7.99 for ad-free service. Founder Jeffrey Katzenberg and CEO Meg Whitman gave the world its first look at Quibi earlier this month at CES 2020 in Las Vegas and shared it’ll have 175 new shows in its first year.