A new image for Kevin Hart’s heist film Lift has been released by Netflix. Hart was previously best known for his stand-up comedy, but now he’s fully made the transition from comedian to actor. He had a busy 2022 with acting projects such as The Man from Toronto, DC League of Super-Pets and Me Time. At the same time, Hart also served as executive producer on a slew of television series. In 2021, Hart signed a long-term deal with Netflix, planning to produce and star in four films for the streaming juggernaut. This deal included a first-look agreement for any film produced by his company HartBeat Productions.
On Twitter, Netflix has released the first image for Hart’s upcoming heist film, Lift, which not only showcases Hart, but also shows him alongside his co-stars.
The Lift image showcases the film’s ensemble cast, assembling the crew in a warehouse of sorts, where they seem to be planning their heist. At the center of it all is Hart himself. Check it out above.
First announced in 2021, Lift is the third film to emerge from Hart’s deal with Netflix. Its synopsis reads that Hart plays a master thief who is wooed by his ex-girlfriend and the FBI to pull off an impossible heist. He’ll do the heist with his international crew on a 777 flying from London to Zurich. Lift sports a star-studded cast that includes Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Vincent D’Onofrio, Úrsula Corberó, Billy Magnussen, Jacob Batalon, Jean Reno, Burn Gorman, and Sam Worthington.
Broadening his palette with a variety of distinguishable films, Lift sees American director F. Gary Gray returning to the heist genre. He previously directed the 2003 remake of the classic 1969 movie The Italian Job, which opened to generally positive reviews and made $176 million at the box office. Gray is also known for directing Men in Black: International, The Fate of the Furious, and the Academy Award-nominated Straight Outta Compton. The script is co-written by Daniel Kunka (12 Rounds), Emerald Fennell (Promising Young Woman), and X-Men: Days of Future Past scribe Simon Kinberg.
With its on and off-screen talent, Lift is shaping up to be a fun, enthralling heist film. Gray’s experience with the genre paired with the writing talent, on top of the ensemble cast led by Hart, promises that. It’ll also be refreshing to see Hart in another role that isn’t entirely comical, unless his character is solely tasked with the role of comical relief. Lift releases on Netflix on August 25, meaning more looks at the film should debut this summer.