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When the first information about “ The Man From Toronto ” became known, fans of gritty old-school action immediately tuned in to a brutal cinematic experience. After all, with «Killer’s Bodyguard» and «The Expendables 3» maker Patrick Hughes not only took a real genre expert on the director’s chair. With the commitment of action superstar Jason Statham , spectacular action and snappy jokes were actually inevitable. Today, however, the expectations of the film are completely different.
On the one hand, Statham already left the project because the production studio Sony didn’t have a hard-hitting action firework in mind, but an entertaining action comedy aimed at a younger audience. It remains to be seen how brutal the film will actually be — but the result will not be shown on the screen at all. As Variety is now reporting, the theatrical release on August 11, 2022 seems to have ended: Netflix grabs «The Man From Toronto» and will exclusively show the action film worldwide (except China).
It remains to be seen to what extent this step will affect the previous start date. It is not yet known when the film will come to Netflix.
This is The Man From Toronto
The deadliest contract killer in the world, well known as «The Man From Toronto», encounters the loser Teddy through a mix-up: Because he lives in the very Airbnb apartment that the professional killer has actually just booked for himself. For better or for worse, the two have to make do with each other — and chaos takes its course…
In addition to comedian Kevin Hart , who has already gained plenty of action comedy experience with films such as «Central Intelligence» or «Ride Along» and will slip into the role of the loser, we will see Woody Harrelson as the murderous Jason Statham substitute. The Texan, who has been nominated for three Oscars in the course of his career, has also played a number of law enforcement officers, but he is particularly memorable when he is on the other side of the law — for example as Mickey Knox in Oliver Stone’s cult classic » Natural Born Killers» or as one of the «7 Psychos» in Martin McDonagh’s wonderfully bizarre gangster satire.
Also joining the cast are The Big Bang Theory star Kaley Cuoco , in one of her first roles since the hit sitcom ended, Emmy-winner Ellen Barkin (Animal Kingdom), Melanie Liburd (This Is Us), and Lela Loren («American Gods»).
Don’t worry: Statham supplies are still provided
Jason Statham fans still have reason to be happy. Because the former water jumper, who took Hollywood by storm a few years ago as a joker and martial arts ace, nevertheless has several films in the pipeline at the moment.
In » The Expendables 4 » (not yet released in cinemas) he will once again rock it as Lee Christmas alongside Sylvester Stallone, Iko Uwais, Tony Jaa and Dolph Lundgren, while in » Meg 2 » (release date: March 3). August 2023) goes hunting for deep-sea giants again. After «The Gentlemen» and «Cash Truck», the Briton was once again in front of the camera for cult director Guy Ritchie, who once made his breakthrough with the gangster comedies «Jack, Queen, King, grAs» and «Snatch». as an actor: In » Operation Fortune » Statham plays an MI6 agent tasked with saving the world from an unprecedented threat:
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