Netflix Buys Sony’s Movement-Comedy ‘The Man From Toronto’ Starring Kevin Hart, Woody Harrelson
Netflix has acquired worldwide rights to Sony Pictures’ action-comedy The Man from Toronto, starring Kevin Hart and Woody Harrelson, Deadline can confirm. The film beforehand scheduled for launch in theaters on August 12 will now bow on the streamer in all territories except for China (the place Sony continues to handle all rights) later this 12 months. Sony could even retain dwelling leisure and linear TV residence home windows.
The Man from Toronto watches as the world’s deadliest assassin (Harrelson) and New York’s largest screw-up, Teddy (Hart), are mistaken for one another at an Airbnb rental. The acquisition stems from the deal Sony entered into with Netflix’s ultimate 12 months, which has given the streamer a primary take a look at its direct-to-streaming movement footage. Moreover factoring into the calculus for the switch was Netflix’s mega-deal and relationship with Hart.
3000 Pictures’ Lady Chatterley’s Lover, starring Emma Corrin, Jack O’Connell, and Matthew Duckett, was the first film launched beneath the Sony-Netflix first-look partnership, which is additive to the studio’s full theatrical slate. Completely different upcoming titles from Sony embrace Bullet Observe, Spider-Man: All through the Spider-Verse (Half One), The place the Crawdads Sing, The Girl King, A Man Referred to as Otto, Kraven The Hunter, Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile, and Madame Web.
The Man from Toronto moreover stars Kaley Cuoco, Jasmine Mathews, Ellen Barkin, Lela Loren, Pierson Fode, Jencarlos Canela, Tomohisa Yamashita, and Alejandro De Hoyos. Patrick Hughes (The Expendables 3, The Hitman’s Bodyguard) directed from a script by Robbie Fox and Chris Bremner. Todd Black, Jason Blumenthal, and Steve Tisch produced, with Bill Bannerman, Aaron L. Gilbert, and Jason Materials serving as govt producers.