Woody Harrelson Joins Kevin Hart in The Man From Toronto
Deadline is reporting that Oscar nominee Woody Harrelson (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, True Detective, Zombieland: Double Tap) has taken over Jason Statham’s role in the action-comedy The Man From Toronto after Statham recently departed the project. Harrelson will co-star alongside Kevin Hart in the film.
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. Statham was set to play the assassin.
Patrick Hughes (Hitman’s Bodyguard, Red Hill, The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard) is set to 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.
Filming is expected to begin in five weeks with the movie set to release on November 20, 2020.