Netflix’s latest foray into the action-packed world of heist films, LIFT, starring Kevin Hart, has just unveiled its official trailer and key art, and it’s nothing short of a high-flying adventure. The trailer made a spectacular debut during FOX Sports America’s Game of the Week, featuring an NFL showdown between the Philadelphia Eagles and the Dallas Cowboys. But it wasn’t just the football players making strategic plays; the Philadelphia Eagles mascot, Swoop, took a page out of the film’s playbook by “heisting” the trailer from Netflix’s own vault!
A High-Height Heist
Set to release on January 12, 2024, LIFT promises to take viewers on a thrilling ride at 40,000 feet. Directed by F. Gary Gray and penned by Daniel Kunka, the film showcases Kevin Hart in a role that’s a departure from his comedic roots, playing the mastermind Cyrus Whitaker. Whitaker leads an international crew on a daring mission: to steal $500 million in gold from a passenger plane mid-flight.
The ensemble cast reads like a who’s who of Hollywood, with Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Vincent D’Onofrio, Úrsula Corberó, Billy Magnussen, and Jacob Batalon joining Hart. The presence of screen veterans Jean Reno and Sam Worthington adds gravitas to this already heavyweight lineup. The additional cast, including Viveik Kalra, Yun Jee Kim, Burn Gorman, and Paul Anderson, ensures that LIFT has the depth and diversity to bring this complex narrative to life.
The Creative Force Behind LIFT
Kevin Hart isn’t just the lead actor; he’s also producing the film under his Hartbeat banner, alongside Bryan Smiley. Simon Kinberg and Audrey Chon for Kinberg Genre Films, and Matt Reeves and Adam Kassan for 6th & Idaho Motion Picture Company, bring their creative prowess to the table. With F. Gary Gray at the helm as both director and executive producer, alongside Brent O’Connor and Patricia Braga, LIFT is poised to be a cinematic event that will keep audiences on the edge of their seats.
The premise of LIFT is as audacious as it is simple: an international heist crew, led by the charismatic Cyrus Whitaker, plans to execute a heist that would make even the most seasoned criminals blush. The target? A staggering $500 million in gold, all while cruising at cruising altitude. It’s a race against time, altitude, and the unknown, as Whitaker and his crew navigate the perils of their high-stakes caper.
Lift premieres exclusively on Netflix on January 12, 2024.
Release Date: January 12, 2024
Director: F. Gary Gray
Writer: Daniel Kunka
Producers: Kevin Hart and Bryan Smiley for Hartbeat; Simon Kinberg and Audrey Chon for Kinberg Genre Films; Matt Reeves and Adam Kassan for 6th & Idaho Motion Picture Company
Executive Producers: F. Gary Gray, Brent O’Connor, Patricia Braga
Cast: Kevin Hart, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Vincent D’Onofrio, Úrsula Corberó, Billy Magnussen, Jacob Batalon, with Jean Reno and Sam Worthington.
Additional Cast: Viveik Kalra, Yun Jee Kim, Burn Gorman, Paul Anderson
An international heist crew, led by Cyrus Whitaker (Kevin Hart), race to lift $500 million in gold from a passenger plane at 40,000 feet.
Will Kevin Hart’s Cyrus Whitaker pull off the heist of the century, or will his plans come crashing down? How will the dynamics within the crew impact their mission? And what twists await us in this sky-high thriller? Share your predictions, excitement, and whether you’re team Whitaker on social media as we countdown to Lift-off.
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