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‘Man From Toronto’: Woody Harrelson Steps In As Jason Statham Exits Project

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has moved in to replace in Man From Toronto, an action-comedy starring from Columbia Pictures.

Woody Harrelson was picked by SONY to star opposite Kevin Hart
Woody Harrelson was picked by SONY to star opposite

Statham was billed to star opposite Kevin Hart but suddenly left the project as his request for the movie to be rated R was reportedly turned down.

The abrupt exit just six weeks to the start of filming led to the scramble for a new actor, and Sony picked Woody Harrelson as a replacement.

Man From Toronto will be directed by (The Hitman’s Bodyguard) and deals with a case of mistaken identity.

Jason Statham left because his insistence that the movie be rated R was ignored/Photo Credit: Getty Images
Jason Statham left because his insistence that the movie be rated R was ignored/Photo Credit: Getty Images
Kevin Hart will star alongside Harrelson/Photo Credit: Getty Images
Kevin Hart will star alongside Harrelson/Photo Credit: Getty Images

The plot sees the world’s deadliest assassin, known as the Man from Toronto, and a New York City screw-up run into each other, leading to a clash of personalities and a face-off with deadly killers.

The script for the film comes from Robbie Fox, with a story from Fox and Jason Blumenthal. The movie has a November 20, 2020 release date.

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