Man from Toronto: Kevin Hart, Jason Statham in talks for action comedy
Kevin Hart (Jumanji: The Next Level) and Jason Statham (Hobbs & Shaw) are in talks to team up on The Man from Toronto, an upcoming action-comedy from Sony Pictures, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed. The two previously appeared together in Hobbs & Shaw.
The Man from Toronto uses a case of mistaken identity as the film’s jumping-off point after the world’s deadliest assassin, known as the Man from Toronto, and a New York City screw-up run into each other at an Airbnb. A clash of personalities, and a clash with deadly killers, ensues.
Patrick Hughes (Hitman’s Bodyguard, Red Hill, The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard) will direct the feature. The script is written by Robbie Fox (Playing for Keeps) from a story by Fox and Jason Blumenthal (Masters of the Universe).
Blumenthal will produce the project alongside his Escape Artists’ (The Upside) partners Todd Black and Steve Tisch.
The studio is hoping for a March production start, with the film set to be released on November 20, 2020.
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