The Kevin Hart Helmed Comedy Heist Film Lift Has Been Delayed

The highly anticipated heist comedy film “Lift,” starring Kevin Hart, is undergoing its own unexpected delay. Originally slated for release on August 25, 2023, the Netflix feature directed by F. Gary Gray, known for “Straight Outta Compton,” will now premiere on January 12, 2024. Fans, who have eagerly anticipated this star-studded action flick since its announcement in 2021, will have to endure an additional five-month wait.

In this thrilling heist film, Kevin Hart leads an ensemble cast in a gripping story crafted by Daniel Kunka (“12 Rounds”), Simon Kinberg (“Mr. and Mrs. Smith,” “X-Men” franchise), and Emerald Fennell (“Promising Young Woman,” “Ballerina”). The United States faces a looming terrorist threat, prompting the FBI to assemble a team of top-notch professionals to thwart the attack. However, there’s one major complication—they must diffuse the situation while aboard a plane en route to Zurich via London.

Joining Kevin Hart in this exhilarating comedy are Gugu Mbatha-Raw (“Black Mirror”), Vincent D’Onofrio (“Daredevil: Born Again”), Billy Magnussen (“Aladdin”), Jacob Batalon (“Spider-Man: No Way Home”), Úrsula Corberó (“Money Heist”), Jean Reno (“Mission: Impossible”), Burn Gorman (“The Dark Knight Rises”), Sam Worthington (“Avatar” franchise), Viveik Karla (“Blinded by the Light”), Paul Anderson (“Peaky Blinders”), and singer Kim Yoon-ji. A few months ago, an exclusive first-look image of “Lift” was revealed, showcasing the main cast engrossed in a top-secret briefing while enjoying a lively pizza party.


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