While the shoot in Atlanta, Georgia has been postponed due to the coronavirus outbreak, Kevin Hart’s The Man From Toronto had been able to assemble an interesting production team.
The film revolves around a case of a mistaken identity after the world’s deadliest assassin, known as the “Man from Toronto,” 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’s.
HN Entertainment has been able to confirm that cinematographer Rob Hardy has joined the action-comedy, who is likely best known for working Tom Cruise’s Mission: Impossible – Fallout and had been originally working on Marvel’s Black Widow before being replaced with Gabriel Beristain (Blade II, Street Kings, Agent Carter).
Rob’s other credits include Alex Garland Hulu series Devs along with his feature films Ex Machina and Annihilation.
We were also able to confirm that the production designer on the film will be Naomi Shohan, who has worked on Oscar-winning films such as Training Day, and Sam Mendes’ American Beauty along with the Equalizer films.
Stunt coordinator Philip J. Silvera was also expected to be part of the production team, who is best known for working on director Tim Miller’s Deadpool and Terminator: Dark Fate.
Patrick Hughes (The Expendables 3, The Hitman’s Bodyguard) is set to direct.
However, it remains to be seen if when they’ll be able to get cameras rolling on the movie.
British action star Jason Statham had been originally attached to play a role opposite Hart, but eventually left over “creative differences” about the film’s rating and has since been replaced with Woody Harrelson, who recently played Cletus Kasady aka Carnage in the upcoming Venom sequel.
Sony Pictures had originally slated the film for release on November 20th, which they won’t make at this point.