Netflix Acquires Kevin James Comedy at Cannes


Netflix is spending big bucks to diversify its exclusive content offering. The streaming service recently acquired the Kevin James comedy The True Memoirs Of An International Hit Man at Cannes, which is now scheduled to premiere on Netflix in 2016.

According to Variety, the streaming company Netflix bought the distribution rights for the upcoming Kevin James comedy True Memoirs Of An International Assassin at Cannes. The movie will be produced and financed by Merced Media and Palmstar Media. It’s scheduled to premiere as a Netflix event in 2016 and bypass theaters entirely. The budget for the production will be considerable, but the figures for the deal were not disclosed.

In True Memoirs Of An International Assassin, Kevin James plays an accountant mistaken for an assassin when a novel he’s writing is accidentally published as nonfiction, which forces him to flee to Belize. The movie will be directed by Jeff Wadlow. Shooting will start in September.