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Based on Matt Logelin’s memoir Two Kisses For Maddy: A Memoir Of Loss & Love, Fatherhood follows a man (Hart) whose wife dies shortly after childbirth, leaving him to raise their daughter on his own.
“If you could have only one parent, I wish you could’ve had your mom,” Hart’s character Matt tells his newborn daughter, eventually played by Melony Hurd (Them), in the trailer. “Because she would’ve been better at it.”
The single dad struggles in more ways than one—being rejected by a support group for new mothers, failing to properly style his daughter’s hair—and even Matt’s family is doubtful of his parenting abilities, with his mom (Alfre Woodard) telling him point-blank, “You think you can do this but you can’t.”
“You’re right, I can’t do it,” Hart’s character responds. “But you know what? I’m going to do it. Because I’m her father.”
Also seen throughout the Fatherhood trailer are Lil Rel Howery, DeWanda Wise, Anthony Carrigan and Paul Reiser. Paul Weitz (American Pie, About A Boy, In Good Company, Little Fockers) directed the film from a script he co-wrote with Dana Stevens.
Netflix acquired the worldwide rights for the feature from Sony Pictures, which had re-teamed with Hart following the sequel to Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, with the film’s release by Sony being delayed due to theatrical shutdowns caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The streamer will present Fatherhood with Barack and Michelle Obama’s Higher Ground Productions.
Fatherhood hits Netflix June 18. Watch the trailer below.
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