As a part of his multi-film deal with Netflix, comedian and actor Kevin Hart is teaming up with director F. Gary Gray on an upcoming heist film Lift.
Netflix acquired the rights to Dan Kunka’s script last March and production is set to begin from 2022. The film will be produced by Matt Reeves and Adam Kassan for 6th & Idaho, Audrey Chon and Simon Kinberg for Genre Pictures as well as Brian Smiley and Hart himself from HartBeat Productions. It is also a part of Reeves’ creative partnership with Netflix.
Gray is known for films like The Fate of the Furious and Men in Black: International and Straight Outta Compton. He is set to direct the action film Muscle starring Vin Diesel whose production will begin only after he completes Lift and Diesel is done with his schedule occupied by Fast and Furious 10.
Kunka has a lot of projects on his plate including films like Can, Water Crisis, Church of Spies etc.
Kinberg, too, is working on a Netflix production titled Here Comes the Flood that is set to be directed by Jason Bateman. He has sold his script for the film that shall focus mainly on the character evolution and romance amidst the setting of a heist film.
The film will feature Hart as a sly thief who is lured by the FBI and his ex-girlfriend into carrying out an unfathomable heist with his crew on board an aircraft flying to Zurich from London.
Hart is currently working on his other Netflix film Me Time alongside Mark Wahlberg, following his success with another HartBeat production, Fatherhood.