According to Deadline, Avatar star Sam Worthington, Jean Reno (Léon: The Professional), Burn Gorman (Pacific Rim), and Jacob Batalon (Spider-Man: No Way Home) have been tapped to join Kevin Hart in Netflix’s forthcoming heist thriller film titled Lift.
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They will be joining previously announced cast members Gugu Mbatha-Raw (Loki), Vincent D’Onofrio (The Eyes of Tammy Faye, Daredevil), Billy Magnussen (Game Night), Úrsula Corberó (La Casa de Papel, Snake Eyes), Kim Yoon-ji (The Last Empress), Viveik Kalra (Blinded by the Light), and Paul Anderson (Peaky Blinders).
Lift will be directed by F. Gary Gray (Law Abiding Citizen) from a screenplay written by Daniel Kunka and Jeremy Donner. It is being described as an action movie about an international heist crew recruited to prevent a terrorist attack mid-flight. Hart is set to portray a master thief who gets involved in the heist after being convinced by his ex-girlfriend.
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Lift will be executive produced by Gray, Brent O’Connor, and Patricia Braga, with Simon Kinberg and Audrey Chon for Genre Pictures, Matt Reeves and Adam Kassan for 6th & Idaho, and Hart and Brian Smiley for HartBeat Productions serving as producers.