Hart, Harrelson, and Kaley Cuoco star in the action-comedy from Columbia Pictures, which will open on Jan. 14, 2022.
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The film revolves around a case of a mistaken identity after the world’s deadliest assassin, known as the “Man from Toronto,” (Harrelson) and a stranger, played by Hart, run into each other at an Airbnb. Chaos soon follows as the assassin’s world comes crashing down on Hart.
Rounding out the film’s cast are Ellen Barkin, Jasmine Mathews, Melanie Liburd, Pierson Fode, Lela Loren, Alejandro De Hoyos and Tomohisa Yamashita.
Patrick Hughes, who helmed the action-comedy “The Hitman’s Bodyguard,” starring Ryan Reynolds and Samuel L. Jackson, directed the project. Robbie Fox wrote the script, from a story by Fox and Jason Blumenthal. Blumenthal also produced the film along with Todd Black and Steve Tisch, his partners at Escape Artists.
Before filming began last spring, Harrelson replaced Jason Statham in the action-comedy. After he was cast in the role, both Harrelson and Hart took to social media to sing their co-star’s praises.
“So thankful for the opportunities that have come my way,” Hart posted. “Been a fan of this mans work for years….now he’s my Co Star!!!! God is good…. #Blessed #ManFromToronto #ComingSoon”
Harrelson echoed his sentiments, writing, “I can’t tell you what a joy it is to work with this incredibly funny, gifted, amazing fellow… I have admired him for a long time and it is so cool to get to see him do his thing up close. This is perhaps my most difficult role because I have to keep a straight face and act like I’m not wildly amused when he does things no human could not laugh at.”
The action-packed production wrapped in December 2020, with the film’s release originally scheduled for fall 2021. Due to the many shifts in the theatrical release calendar as a result of the ongoing pandemic, “Man From Toronto” will now arrive over the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday weekend in 2022.
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