Sony Pictures’ New action-comedy The Man from Toronto, starring Kevin Hart and Woody Harrelson, has found a home at Netflix. Before granting the streamer worldwide rights to The film, it was previously scheduled for release in theaters on August 12. Now it will stream in all territories apart from China (where Sony continues to control all rights) later this year. Sony will also retain home entertainment and linear TV windows.
The Man from Toronto watches as the world’s deadliest assassin (Harrelson) and New York’s biggest screw-up, Teddy (Hart), are mistaken for one another at an Airbnb rental. The acquisition stems from the deal Sony entered into with Netflix last year, which has given the streamer first-look at its direct-to-streaming movies. Also factoring into the calculus for the move was Netflix’s mega deal and relationship with Hart.
The Man from Toronto also stars Kaley Cuoco, Jasmine Mathews, Ellen Barkin, Lela Loren, Pierson Fode, Jencarlos Canela, Tomohisa Yamashita and Alejandro De Hoyos. Patrick Hughes (The Expendables 3, The Hitman’s Bodyguard) will directed from a script by Robbie Fox and Chris Bremner.