WRITTEN BY CONNOR PETREY
HARRELSON REPLACES STATHAM IN SONY'S THE MAN FROM TORONTO
With only a few weeks left before filming commences on Sony's The Man From Toronto you'd think everything would be in working order however you'd be wrong. Late last week Jason Statham left the action-comedy for undisclosed reasons, leaving the production stranded and looking for a new star.
Woody Harrelson happens to be that star; tagging in alongside Kevin Hart for this holiday family-friendly feature. It should come as no surprise that Sony would choose the actor after a long relationship with the studio including most recently Zombieland 2: Double Tap and the soon to be released Venom 2. Harrelson will play the world's deadliest assassin who happens to run into a complete stranger (Hart) at an Airbnb and is soon thrown into the assassin's chaos.
The film is directed by Patrick Hughes the director of 2017's The Hitman's Bodyguard which paired Ryan Reynolds and Samuel L. Jackson in a rather underwhelming affair. To make matters slightly worse the film is written by Robbie Fox, the writer of the Gerard Butler film Playing for Keeps and the VERY straight to DVD, Grand-Daddy Day Care.
The Man From Toronto is currently set to release in theaters on November 20th of this year.