'True Story' Review: Wesley Snipes' stellar performance highlight of Netflix series
The world may know Kevin Hart as one of the best comedians in the business, but watch out Hollywood as Kevin is coming for you. After impressing fans with his impressive performance in Netflix's drama series, 'Fatherhood', Kevin reprised the role of a world-class comedian in the streaming giant's latest thriller- 'True Story'. Loosely based on Kevin's life, the miniseries revolves around a famous comedian named Kid who isn't going to stop at anything to protect his fame and fortune.
While Kevin's performance was pretty good, it was Wesley snipes who stole the show with his stellar performance. Snipes reprised the role of Carlton, Kid's less-successful older brother. At the peak of his career, Kid decides to tour the country to promote his standup comedy. During his stop at Philadelphia,m which also happens to be his hometown he meets his brother Carlton and soon Kid is pushed into the corner fighting to save everything he has worked hard for. After a wild night out, Kid wakes up to a dead girl in his bed. Afraid of being shunned by the media and society, Kid turns to his brother for help. Carlton immediately devises a plan to hide away the body so that Kid can save his reputation and career. Carlton ropes in his friend, Ari (Billy Zane) to dispose off the body. After Ari helps the brothers hide away the body, he demands Kid to pay up $6 million to keep the matter a secret. Kid, who has worked hard his whole life to get everything he has, finds it hard to just give away the money. So, although he initially agreed to pay the money to Ari, he changes his mind after the body is gone and kills him instead.
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The consequences of Kid's hasty decision to kill Ari forms the plotline of the brief seven-episode miniseries. Directed by Stephen Williams of 'Watchmen' fame and Hanelle Culpepper of 'Star Trek Picard' fame, the Netflix series managed to keep us at our seat's edge with its many surprising plot twists and turns. If you're looking for a good, light-hearted thriller, then look no further than 'True Story'.
In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Kevin revealed that he had to step out of his comfort zone to play the role of Kid. "My road to this type of role has been a long one, and I wanted to make sure that it was something that I could do and have my fan base really believe in, respect, and say, ‘We’ve actually witnessed him work his way to get here.'" Aside from Kevin and Snipes, the series also features Tawny Newsome, Paul Adelstein, Will Catlett, Chris Diamantopoulos, Lauren London, Ash Santos, John Ales, and Theo Rossi.
'True Story' is available for streaming on Netflix.