The acquisition kicks off the partnership established with Lionsgate in May 2012 to build a production and distribution slate for the urban market.

Stand-up comic Hart and his Hartbeat Productions financed and served as executive producers on the project, which follows Hart’s Let Me Explain concert tour.

Lionsgate’s Summit Entertainment will release the film over the July 4 holiday weekend.

Codeblack distributed Kevin Hart: Laugh At My Pain in September 2011 and that film earned $7.7m at the North American box office.