Kevin Hart has begun working on his next Netflix project, a heist comedy called Lift - and we simply cannot wait! This movie marks the latest Hart-Netflix collab as part of the comedian's 2021 deal with the streaming giant to produce four exclusive films through his production company, HartBeat. Here's everything we know so far about the star's latest adventure...
Although details of the plot have mostly remained a secret, an official synopsis released by Netflix explained, "Kevin Hart will play a master thief who is wooed by his ex-girlfriend and the FBI to pull off an impossible heist with his international crew on a 777 flying from London to Zurich." With big-name directors and producers on board, it's sure to be a smash hit. F. Gary Gray, who directed Straight Outta Compton, The Italian Job, Men In Black: International, The Negotiator, Set it Off, as well as numerous music videos, is set to direct the movie. Daniel Kunka wrote the script, and the film will be co-produced by Simon Kinberg and Audrey Chon from Genre Pictures, Matt Reeves and Adam Kassan from 6th & Idaho, and Hart and Brian Smiley for HartBeat Productions.
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Production for the comedy already began in February 2022, with Hart caught filming at multiple locations throughout Northern Ireland. BelfastLive revealed on their website that "production was taking place outside the landmark Great Victoria Street pub The Crown Liquor Saloon, with Harte spotted walking from the nearby Europa Hotel." It is expected further shoots will take place in London and France. Besides Hart himself, who will lead the cast, no other actors have been announced to star in the movie. However, as filming continues, keeping the cast under wraps will prove more difficult!
But if this all seems too far away to start getting excited, there's plenty of other Kevin Hart Netflix content to keep you busy! Not only does the comedian have two stand-up specials on Netflix right now, but you can also catch his series Guide to Black History and the comedy-drama Fatherhood, which was released last summer. And if that's not enough, you can always buy tickets to his upcoming tour! Stay tuned.