Jason Statham Exits ‘The Man From Toronto’ With Kevin Hart

Looks like Jason Statham won’t be hanging out in Toronto with his Hobbs & Shaw pal Kevin Hart. The bald Brit action star has dropped out of buddy comedy The Man from Toronto, just weeks before production was to kick off. The film would’ve reunited him with Hart and his The Expendables 3 director Patrick Hughes.

The reason for Statham’s exit appear to be “creative”, with Deadline saying that he wanted the movie to be R-rated, which Sony Pictures wasn’t having. But there may be more to this story because Statham promptly ditched his agency reps, as well, so he’s really unhappy about something.

The Man from Toronto will move forward with Hart, Hughes, and a new actor to replace Statham. Hart plays Teddy, the biggest screwup in all of New York, who gets mistaken for the world’s deadliest assassin after an AirBNB mix-up.

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