Woody Harrelson Taking Over For Jason Statham In Kevin Hart Action Comedy ‘Man From Toronto’

After Jason Statham stepped away from the Kevin Hart action comedy The Man From Toronto last week, a story that Deadline first reported, Woody Harrelson is now boarding, we can confirm. Filming begins in five weeks with an eye on a November 20 opening.

Patrick Hughes is directing the film written by Robbie Fox, from a story by Fox and Jason Blumenthal, while Escape Artists’ (The Equalizer franchise, The Upside) Oscar nominee Todd Black, Blumenthal and Oscar winner Steve Tisch are producing. Bill Bannerman is executive producing.

The plot: What happens when the world’s deadliest assassin, known as “The Man from Toronto,” and Teddy, New York’s biggest screw-up, are mistaken for each other in a rented Airbnb? The Man from Toronto and Teddy are forced to team up and save the day, but the real question is, will they survive each other?

Harrelson recently starred in Sony Pictures’ Zombieland Double Tap and will next be seen in the studio’s sequel to Venom starring Tom Hardy.

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