Kevin Hart has announced that he and Jason Statham are set to team up for a new movie, claiming that the film is “going to deliver on so many levels”.
While Hart had an uncredited role in the Statham-starring movie Hobbs & Shaw, the two actors have otherwise never starred in the same movie together.
Late last month, it was widely reported that Hart and Statham were in negotiations to co-star in the Sony action-comedy The Man From Toronto. Patrick Hughes, who directed The Hitman’s Bodyguard, is in the director’s chair, with production set to begin in March.
Hart has now appeared to signal that those talks have ended successfully, posting on Instagram about how he “couldn’t be more excited about my next movie”.
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I couldn’t be more excited about my next movie…. @jasonstatham & I have been trying to figure out a movie to do together for years. I’m happy to say that we not only figured it out but we also knocked the idea out of the park. I can’t wait to start production man….This movie is going to deliver on so many levels…..Buckle up people!!!! #ManFromToronto #StathamAndHart
“[Statham] and I have been trying to figure out a movie to do together for years,” Hart wrote in the above post. “I’m happy to say that we not only figured it out but we also knocked the idea out of the park. I can’t wait to start production man.
“This movie is going to deliver on so many levels… Buckle up people!!!!”
Accepting the award for Best Comedy Act of 2019 at the E! People’s Choice Awards, Hart said the accident “makes me appreciate life even more. It makes me appreciate the things that really matter… family.”