In January, it was reported that Hobbs & Shaw star Jason Statham would team with comedian Kevin Hart for an upcoming action-comedy from Sony Pictures The Man From Toronto. However, Statham abruptly backed out of the film a week ago. As first reported by THR, movie legend Woody Harrelson will serve as Statham’s replacement.
Per the initial report, Statham experienced creative differences with Sony over the film’s rating. The Meg star pushed for an R-rating while the studio insisted on PG-13. The talks, unfortunately, ended when Statham decided to exit. However, Harrelson has swooped in to save the day. Sony reportedly had their eyes on Harrelson due to the actor’s long relationship with the studio
Harrelson is a busy man these days. The actor recently starred in 2019’s Zombieland 2 alongside Emma Stone and Jesse Eisenberg as well as the WW2 flick Midway. Up next for the Hunger Games star is a villainous role as Carnage in Venom 2.
With a script written by Robbie Fox (Playing For Keeps), The Man From Toronto focuses on the world’s deadliest assassin and a New York City screw-up who run into each other at an Airbnb. Kevin Hart is still attached to co-star. Additionally, it will be helmed by The Hitman’s Bodyguard director Patrick Hughes and Bill Bannerman (Goosebumps) will serve as an executive producer.
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The Man From Toronto will release in theaters on November 20, 2020.
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