The trailer for the upcoming streaming title 'Lift' has been released, featuring Kevin Hart in the lead role of Cyrus Whitaker. In the film, he leads a heist team in an attempt to steal $500 million of gold from a passenger plane at 40,000 feet in the air.
'Lift' also stars Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Vincent D'Onofrio, Ursula Corbero, Billy Magnussen, Jacob Batalon, Jean Reno, Sam Worthington, Viveik Kalra, Yun Jee Kim, Burn Gorman, and Paul Anderson, as reported by People magazine.
The action-packed movie is directed by F. Gary Gray, known for his work on films like 'The Italian Job,' 'Set It Off,' 'Friday,' and 'Straight Outta Compton.'
Kevin Hart, who is also one of the producers of 'Lift' through his Hartbeat company, expressed his excitement for the project when it was announced in September 2021. He wrote on Facebook at the time, "All I can say is F*** YEAH!!!!! Finally getting to work with F Gary Gray... This movie is a dream come true."
"Raising the bar and finding the projects that give me the best opportunity to show growth is a priority of mine as well as HartBeat productions." He added, "This film is going to be special!!!!!! Let’s gooooooooo!!!!!!! I’m so proud of my entire team at HartBeat Productions….You guys are crushing (sic).”
Kevin Hart's previous Netflix movies include 2021's 'Fatherhood,' as well as 'The Man from Toronto' with Woody Harrelson and 'Me Time' with Mark Wahlberg. The executive producers of 'Lift' include director F. Gary Gray, Brent O’Connor, and Patricia Braga. Producers of the film are Kevin Hart and Bryan Smiley for Hartbeat, Simon Kinberg and Audrey Chon for Kinberg Genre Films, and Matt Reeves and Adam Kassan for 6th & Idaho Motion Picture Company. 'Lift' is set to premiere on Netflix on January 12.
(With Agency Inputs)