Woody Harrelson replaces Jason Statham in new film

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Jason Statham and Kevin Hart will no longer be paired in The Man From Toronto, with Woody Harrelson stepping in.

Earlier this year, it was revealed that Kevin Hart and Jason Statham were teaming up for a movie by the name of The Man From Toronto. The action thriller was coming from The Hitman’s Bodyguard director Patrick Hughes, and would have seen a man being mistaken for the world’s deadliest assassin. We’re going to suggest that The Statham was going to play said assassin, and Hart was going to play the man mistaken for him.

It also felt like a film against the clock, too, given that Sony has inked in a November 20th 2020 release date for the film. And six weeks away from the start of filming, there was a Statham-sized hole in the middle of it.

The Hollywood Reporter broke the news at the start of March that Statham has departed the project, and in fact had never completed his deal to star in it in the first place. The hunt was on to find a replacement for him in time to keep filming and the movie’s release date on schedule.

That hunt has born fruit, too. It’s now been revealed that Woody Harrelson is stepping into the role that Statham was set to play. The point of contention that led to the latter leaving was reportedly the studio demand for a PG-13 rating, whereas Statham was pushing for an R. The studio won.

The film heads into production in the next couple of weeks.


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