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F. Gary Gray, known for directing movies including Straight Outta Compton, The Italian Job, Men in Black: International, The Negotiator, and Set it Off, will be in charge of directing Lift for Netflix. Gray is also recognized for producing a large number of music videos featuring a variety of singers. Daniel Kunka wrote the screenplay for Lift.
In addition, many well-known producers have signed up to work on the film. Matt Reeves and Adam Kassan produce Lift for 6th & Idaho, while Hart and Brian Smiley produce it for their company, HartBeat Productions. Simon Kinberg and Audrey Chon produce Lift for Genre Pictures.
Netflix has comprehensive distribution and licensing agreements with HartBeat Productions and 6th & Idaho.
Here is everything else that we know about Lift, which can be found on Netflix:
When will Lift become available to stream on Netflix?
In the first movie, slate reveal for 2023, it was stated that Lift would debut on Netflix on the 25th of August, 2023. However, a subsequent update for the summer 2023 slate stated that the movie would no longer debut in the summer of 2023. As a result, we can now confirm that Lift will not debut on Netflix in the summer of 2023.
Netflix moved the release date of Lift to the 12th of January, 2024, as part of the action movie and series slate reveal on the 22nd of May, 2023.
There has been no official remark regarding the reasons behind the movie’s delay.
What’s the plot of Netflix’s Lift?
In addition to the synopsis supplied by Netflix, most of the storyline details have been kept a secret. The following is the official logline that Netflix supplied:
“Kevin Hart will play a master thief who his ex-girlfriend and the FBI woo to pull off an impossible heist with his international crew on a 777 flying from London to Zurich,” the synopsis reads. “The heist will take place on a flight from London to Zurich.”
Who is cast in Netflix’s Lift?
Only Kevin Hart was publicly recognized as a member of the Lift cast as of October 2021, when the show was released on Netflix. Kevin Hart is well known for signing a contract with Netflix in January 2021 (which was compared to the scope of the deals that Adam Sandler had made), in which he agreed to produce four original films for Netflix via his production company, HartBeat.
The whole cast list for Lift is in our possession at this time. However, the majority of the roles have yet to be assigned names.
Thirteen years after appearing in the first Avatar, Sam Worthington achieved even additional success with its recent sequel, Avatar: The Way of Water, which has generated over $2 billion at the box office globally. Avatar: The Way of Water was released in December 2009. Fractured and The Titan are both films that Worthington has previously starred in and can be found on Netflix.
Fans of Netflix will be familiar with the towering figure of Vincent D’Onofrio, who appeared as Kingpin in the Daredevil series on Netflix. This role was later resurrected in the Hawkeye series on Disney+. Fans of Disney+ will also recognize D’Onofrio. In addition to that, D’Oonforio has acted in the Netflix series Ratched as well as the Netflix films The Unforgivable and El Camino Christmas.
If Paul Anderson did not have his trademark mustache, it would be understandable if Peaky Blinder’s viewers did not immediately recognize him as Arthur Shelby. Anderson’s first film for Netflix that is not associated with the well-known British drama is Lift.
Also, in the cast of Lift, in order according to the STARmeter on IMDb:
- Gugu Mbatha-Raw (Belle)
- Burn Gorman (Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio)
- Jean Reno (Léon: The Professional)
- Billy Magnussen (Into the Woods)
- Úrsula Corberó (Money Heist)
- Jacob Baton (Spider-Man: Homecoming)
- Ross Anderson (Crawl)
- Viveik Kalra (Blinded by the Light)
- Russ Bain (Mission Impossible – Fallout) as Vaxby
- Roy McCrerey (Carnival Row) as Co-Pilot
- Gordon Alexander (Gangs of London)
- Caroline Loncq (The Protege) as Sandra
- Yunjee Kim (Mine)
Jess Liaudin (Submergence) as Arthur
- Oli Green (The Mosquito Coast) as Eric Mollsen
- Martina Avogardi (I XXXX My Sex Doll)
- Alfredo Tavares (Blackmail) as San Marco
- David Pound (Verisimilitude) as Harry
- Morgan C. Jones (Boys from County Hell) as Claude
- Erol Ismail (No Time to Die) as Noah
- Felix Garcia Guyer (Sanctuary) as Lt. Charles
What’s the production status of Lift?
The shooting occurred between the 18th of February and the 25th of May in 2022.
In March of 2022, BelfastLive confirmed filming would occur in the city. In early March 2022, when filming was still going on, the report states that Hart also performed at a comedy club in the area.
According to a local portal, the following locations are being used for filming in Belfast:
“The production was taking place in front of the historic pub on Great Victoria Street known as The Crown Liquor Saloon, and Harte was seen walking from the Europa Hotel in the neighborhood.”
Additional production listings have verified that most filming is taking place at Harbour Studios in Belfast, which is also where filming took place for The School for Good and Evil on Netflix.
Kevin Hart filming pic.twitter.com/jI5Yxy8603
— Mark McKillen (@MarkMcKillen) March 28, 2022
It has been stated that shootings took place in a variety of locales, including;
- London, England, UK
- Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK
- Venezia, Italy (Multiple Sites)
- Trieste, Italy