Kevin Hart and Woody Harrelson action comedy “The Man from Toronto” is being pushed back 7 months to Aug. 12, 2022, Sony Pictures announced on Monday.
The film was previously scheduled to open during MLK weekend in January. “The Man from Toronto” will now compete theatrically against Owen Wilson’s “Secret Headquarters” from Paramount and Billy Eichner’s “Bros” from Universal.
Patrick Hughes (“The Hitman’s Bodyguard”) is directing the film about a world class assassin who accidentally bumps into a bumbling screw-up from New York City at a Toronto Airbnb, leading to a series of mistaken identities, clashing personalities and deadly stakes.
Kaley Cuoco and Ellen Barkin also star. Harrelson replaced Jason Statham last year, after Statham left the film over creative differences just weeks before production was expected to begin. Harrelson has been a favorite of the studio of late, having starred in Sony’s “Zombieland: Double Tap” in 2019. He is currently starring in the Spider-Man villain “Venom” sequel alongside Tom Hardy.
Robbie Fox wrote the screenplay based on his own story with Jason Blumenthal. Todd Black, Blumenthal and Steve Tisch are producing. Bill Bannerman is executive producing.
Kevin Hart’s and Ice Cube comedy “Ride Along” previously set the box-office record for the Martin Luther King Day weekend back in 2014, with a four-day total of nearly $48 million. The sequel, “Ride Along 2” followed in 2016 and grossed $41 million at the box office.