According to an exclusive from an industry trade website Variety, it looks like the new Kevin Hart and Woody Harrelson’s action-comedy film “The Man From Toronto” is headed to Netflix.
The Sony Pictures production originally dated for an August theatrical release has sold in a worldwide rights deal to the streamer, in all territories barring China. The transfer falls under the exclusive first-look deal Sony signed with Netflix last year, on the heels of its notable windowing agreement with the tech giant in 2021.
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. Netflix will release the film later this year.
Kaley Cuoco, Jasmine Mathews, Lela Loren, Pierson Fode, Jencarlos Canela and Ellen Barkin star alongside Hart and Harrelson. Patrick Hughes, a shockingly good-looking Australian, is directing. His credits include “The Raid,” “The Hitman’s Bodyguard,” and “The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard.”
Robbie Fox and Chris Bremner wrote the script. Todd Black, Jason Blumenthal, and Steve Tisch are producing, with executive producers Bill Bannerman, Aaron L. Gilbert, and Jason Cloth.
Announced last April, Netflix won an industry-wide auction for the rights to Sony’s “pay one” post-theatrical window, which previously belonged to the Starz network. Folded into the deal was a first-look arrangement that will see Tom Rothman’s motion picture group make movies exclusively for steaming. Netflix will also be entitled to run select library titles from the Sony vault.