In a burst of insane originality, Netflix is preparing a new heist film, Liftwith Kevin Hart and new actors, some of whom have already moved to Marvel.
After the series Money Heist, Army of Thieves and Robbersas well as movies Red Notice and Army of the Dead, Netflix still has a few heists in store. Among its most important projects, the streaming giant is still preparing the Korean remake of Money Heist, the other spin-off of Zack Snyder’s film, Army of the Dead: Lost Vegas, the sequel to Red Noticebut also the series Jigsaw with Giancarlo Esposito, Rufus Sewell and Jai Courtney, the feature film directed by Noah Hawley and produced by brothers Joe and Anthony Russo, without forgetting the film Lift by F. Gary Gray announced September 2021.
The director of Fast & Furious 8 and of The Italian Job (or the old school encounter between Ocean’s Eleven and Fast & Furious) will go back behind the camera with screenwriter Daniel Kunka to follow two thieves team up to steal gold bars worth $100 million aboard a plane in full flight. Actor and comedian Kevin Hart (Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, Put to the test) had also been confirmed to lead the main cast at the time of the announcement.
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Since then, the film had given no news, but The Hollywood Reporter recently reported the arrival of new actors to the cast. After playing Judge Ravonna Renslayer on the show Loki from Marvel and Disney+, actress Gugu Mbatha-Raw (A shortcut in time, The Cloverfield Paradox) landed the lead female role and should give the reply to another past actor at Marvel: Vincent D’Onofrio (Men In Black, Full Metal Jacket) aka Wilson Fisk in the playoffs Daredevil and Hawkeye. They will thus be joined by Billy Magnussen, recently seen in Dying can wait and Many saints of Newark – A story of The Sopranos, who has already approached the genre with The Big Short: The heist of the century.
Vincent D’Onofrio in Daredevil, formerly on Netflix
Among the supporting roles, the public will also find Úrsula Corberó alias Tokyo in Money Heistbut also Viveik Kalra (Next of Kin, Voyagers) and Paul Anderson (Peaky Blinders, 24H limit). No release date has yet been announced, but with the film currently being filmed, a late 2022 or early 2023 release is still possible.
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Lift: the Netflix heist film with Kevin Hart adds Marvel to its cast