Updated Jan 1, 2024 with new trailer:
Kevin Hart’s comedy-heist movie, “Lift,” is set to debut on Netflix on January 12th, 2024, after a rescheduling from its original August 2023 release date. F. Gary Gray directed the film based on Daniel Kunka’s script.
Gugu Mbatha Raw, Sam Worthington, Paul Anderson, Burn Gorman, Jean Reno, Billy Magnussen, and Úrsula Corberó, Jacob Batalon, Ross Anderson, Viveik Kalra, Russ Bain, Roy McCrerey, and Gordon Alexander.
The film’s synopsis reads: A master thief (Hart) is wooed by his ex-boyfriend (Mbatha-Raw) and the FBI to pull off a heist on board a 777-passenger flight from London to Zurich, in order to prevent a terrorist attack.
Caroline Loncq, Yunjee Kim, Jess Liaudin, Oli Green, Martina Avogardi, Alfredo Tavares, David Pound, Morgan C. Jones, Erol Ismail, and Felix Garcia Guyer round out the movie’s ensemble.
The recently unveiled trailer for “Lift” offers a tantalizing glimpse into the high-flying heist operation. In the trailer we see Hart’s character Cyrus Whitaker, lead an international crew on a daring mission to purloin $500 million in gold from a mid-air passenger plane. The stakes are high, with the crew tasked with executing the heist at an astounding 40,000 feet in the air.
Watch the trailer below.
The film was made under Hart’s overall deal with the streamer. The deal was inked in 2021 and is for four movies for Netflix.
“Partnering with Netflix is an amazing opportunity for HartBeat and myself,” said Hart in a statement. “I am excited to act in and produce cutting edge films with Netflix. I am extremely grateful to Ted Sarandos and Scott Stuber, we share the same creative vision and always put the audience first. This business is about growth and my HartBeat team continues to exceed my expectations with their ability to develop stories and relationships. Our goal is to make the HartBeat name synonymous with first class entertainment and narratives.”
“Netflix has enjoyed a long relationship with Kevin and we’ve been lucky enough to partner with him many times,” Netflix’s head of film Scott Stuber added. “He’s a hands-on producer and it’s been great to watch him build an incredible company with HartBeat. There are very few artists who can attract audiences of all ages and succeed in making comedies, dramas and family films.”
Netflix debuted the trailer Sunday during Fox Sports America’s Game of the Week between the Philadelphia Eagles and the Dallas Cowboys. The segment involved Eagles mascot Swoop swiping the video from the streaming service’s offices.
Hart starred opposite Mark Wahlberg for Netflix in last year’s buddy-comedy film Me Time and is set to appear in Eli Roth’s forthcoming big-screen adaptation of the popular video game franchise Borderlands, due to hit theaters in summer of 2024 from Lionsgate.
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