Hollywood insiders are 'upset' with the Obamas after their film company acquires Kevin Hart film 'Fatherhood' three years after his homophobic tweets surfaced

 Higher Ground, the Obamas' production label, is drawing scrutiny from Hollywood after acquiring the rights to the new Kevin Hart film, 'Fatherhood.'

The production acquired the rights to the film on March 4 and are set to distribute it through Netflix in the summer.

It's one of two notable films the production label has recently acquired, along with 'Worth,' a drama centered around September 11 that stars Michael Keaton.


As for 'Fatherhood,' its acquisition is controversial due to Hart himself, who landed in hot water years ago after old homophobic tweets surfaced.

Kevin Hart's new film 'Fatherhood' has been bought by Higher Ground, the Obamas' production company, which is reportedly drawing some 'ire' from Hollywood

Kevin Hart's new film 'Fatherhood' has been bought by Higher Ground, the Obamas' production company, which is reportedly drawing some 'ire' from Hollywood

Two of the tweets from Kevin Hart that resulted in him losing his Oscars hosting gig

Two of the tweets from Kevin Hart that resulted in him losing his Oscars hosting gig

Those tweets resulted in Hart stepping down from hosting the 91st Academy Awards in 2019, a gig he resigned from two days after it was announced.

He later reconsidered his decision when he had the support of Ellen DeGeneres, but the show ultimately went on without a host.

'I have made the choice to step down from hosting this year's Oscar's....this is because I do not want to be a distraction on a night that should be celebrated by so many amazing talented artists. I sincerely apologize to the LGBTQ community for my insensitive words from my past,' Hart tweeted in apology after the controversy.

'I'm sorry that I hurt people.. I am evolving and want to continue to do so. My goal is to bring people together not tear us apart. Much love & appreciation to the Academy. I hope we can meet again.'


According to The Hollywood Reporter, which first reported the 'ire of some industryites,' the film is family-friendly and 'centers on a man who loses his wife soon after childbirth and who must raise his newborn child on his own.'

The film is based on Two Kisses for Maddy: A Memoir of Loss & Love, which was written by Matthew Logelin.

This will mark the first time the Obamas are working with a movie star, as this is the first non-documentary film to be produced by Higher Ground.

The Obamas have brought a number of films to Netflix with their Higher Ground label

The Obamas have brought a number of films to Netflix with their Higher Ground label

Two of their documentaries, 'American Factory' and 'Crip Camp,' have earned critical acclaim

Previous projects have included critically-acclaimed documentaries 'American Factory' and 'Crip Camp,' as well as 'Becoming,' centered around the book tour for Michelle Obama's book of the same name.

'American Factory' ultimately won the Best Documentary Feature category at the 2020 Academy Awards.

They are also set to release the educational Netflix series 'Waffles + Mochi' next week.

Hart starred in several movies in 2019, but didn't appear in a single film in 2020. In 2019, he was a passenger in a car accident that left him with a major back injury.

Deadline reports 'Fatherhood' was set for a theatrical release on April 16 before the latest acquisition.

Instead, the film - which is also being produced by Hart - will premiere on Netflix on June 18.

Hollywood insiders are 'upset' with the Obamas after their film company acquires Kevin Hart film 'Fatherhood' three years after his homophobic tweets surfaced Hollywood insiders are 'upset' with the Obamas after their film company acquires Kevin Hart film 'Fatherhood' three years after his homophobic tweets surfaced Reviewed by STATION GOSSIP on 04:18 Rating: 5

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