UPDATE: Sony Pictures has found Jason Statham’s replacement in Woody Harrelson (Zombieland 2, Venom 2). Harrelson steps in just in time as production is set to roll in a few weeks with a release date set for November 20, 2020.
UPDATE: Jason Statham has exited the project due to creative differences. It is reported that Statham wanted the film to be R-rated while the studio wants to stick with a more family friendly PG-13 rating for the Thanksgiving holiday season.
A search for a replacement is underway as production is set to start in 6 weeks.
Comedy king Kevin Hart (Jumanji: The Next Level) and action superstar Jason Statham (Hobbs & Shaw) is set to team-up in the upcoming action comedy The Man From Toronto.
Patrick Hughes (The Hitman’s Bodyguard, The Expendables 3) is attached to direct with a script by Robbie Fox (Playing For Keeps). Plot details are being kept under wraps as the film is targeted for release on November 20th.
Hart recently expressed his excitement on Instagram:
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I couldn’t be more excited about my next movie…. @jasonstatham & I have been trying to figure out a movie to do together for years. I’m happy to say that we not only figured it out but we also knocked the idea out of the park. I can’t wait to start production man….This movie is going to deliver on so many levels…..Buckle up people!!!! #ManFromToronto #StathamAndHart
The duo previously worked together on last year’s box office hit Hobbs & Shaw in which Hart appeared in an extended cameo.