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'The Man from Toronto' on Netflix: Cast, date, plot and all the latest buzz

The latest buddy comedy stars Kevin Hart and Woody Harrelson in key roles and is helmed by Patrick Hughes, the man behind 'The Hitman's Bodyguard'
Kevin Hart and Woody Harrelson in a still from 'The Man from Toronto' (Netflix)
Kevin Hart and Woody Harrelson in a still from 'The Man from Toronto' (Netflix)

Kevin Hart's 'True Story' is about to face some stiff competition with the actor now set to star in an action-comedy with Woody Harrelson. 'The Man from Toronto' is the latest on Netflix that garnered attention after its trailer was released in the first week of June. A case of mistaken identity leads to quite the mayhem with Hart bang-smack in the middle of the mayhem that ensues. The buddy comedy comes from Patrick Hughes, the director who paired Samuel L Jackson, Salma Hayel, and Ryan Reynolds together in 'The Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard'.

Hart is no stranger to action comedies. His 'Die Hart' on Quibi in 2020 raked in the audience and opened to positive reviews. Although it was slated for a theatrical release, Netflix signed a deal with Sony Pictures to exclusively stream upcoming flicks by the production giant. The flick is all set to debut later this month. Ahead of the release, here's everything we know so far.


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When does 'The Man from Toronto' release?

'The Man from Toronto' releases on June 24 on Netflix.

Who is starring in 'The Man from Toronto'?

Kevin Hart (Getty Images)

The action-comedy sees Kevin Hart play Teddy, while Woody Harrelson plays Randy. Also joining the cast are Kaley Cuoco as Maggie, Ellen Barkin, Jasmine Mathews as Ruth, Lela Loren, Pierson Fodé as The "Man from Miami", Jencarlos Canela, Tomohisa Yamashita as The "Man from Tokyo", and Kate Drummond.

What is the plot of 'The Man from Toronto'?

Per Netflix, the official synopsis reads, "A case of mistaken identity arises after a screw-up sales consultant and the world’s deadliest assassin—known only as The Man from Toronto—run into each other at a holiday rental." The summer blockbuster promises to be a fun ride with Hart leading the way with his antics and making a case for an actor who can shoulder action comedies.


'The Hitman's Bodyguard' director Patrick Hughes helms the movie based on the screenplay by Robbie Fox and Chris Bremner. Todd Black, Jason Blumenthal, and Steve Tisch serve as the producers.

Latest news about 'The Man from Toronto'

Talking about the much-awaited flick, director Hughes shed light on how the chemistry between Hart and Harrelson was a key part of the film. “I’m a huge fan of buddy comedies, and I love how, at the end of the day, it’s always like a love story in between the two people that are polar opposites,” he said, in an interview with Entertainment Weekly. "Kevin Hart’s character is just like a wet noodle who needs to find the strength to stand up in the world because it’s been walking all over him. On the flip side of that coin, the film is someone that seriously needs to get in touch with his emotions a little more instead of just killing everybody. Now watching them learn from each other is really fun.” 

Here's a look at the trailer: