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.
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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.
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The studio is hoping for a March production start, with the film set to be released on November 20, 2020.
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