Action-Comedy THE MAN FROM TORONTO To Team Kevin Hart & Jason Statham

‘Hitman’s Bodyguard’ Patrick Hughes is set to take the director’s chair for ‘The Man From Toronto,’ with THR hearing that Kevin Hart and Jason Statham are in talks to co-star.

Featuring a script by Robbie Fox, from a story by Fox and Jason Blumenthal, the story uses a case of a mistaken identity as its jumping off point after the world’s deadliest assassin, known as the Man from Toronto, and a New York City screw-up run into each other at an Airbnb. A clash of personalities, and a clash with deadly killers, ensues.

Blumenthal and his Escape Artists’ partners Todd Black and Steve Tisch are on board to produce with the film slotted in for a late 2020 release.