‘Lift’ Trailer: Kevin Hart Leads A Crew Of Thieves On A High-Stakes Heist

The relationship between Kevin Hart and Netflix has been a fruitful one, with the comedian leading his share of comedy specials, as well as the films Me Time and The Man from Toronto. This partnership continues in 2024 with the heist flick, Lift, which sees Hart and his crew attempting to pull off a crime at 40,000 feet.

The premise is super simple: Hart leads a team of thieves as they attempt to steal $500M in gold from a passenger plane at 40,000 feet. This is a crime comedy but it doesn’t look nearly as silly as Hart’s usual capers alongside other stars, such as Dwayne Johnson.

Hart is joined in the cast by Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Vincent D’Onofrio, Úrsula Corberó, Billy Magnussen, Jacob Batalon, Jean Reno, Burn Gorman, Kim Yoon-ji, and Sam Worthington. So a lot of star power, and it extends behind the camera where Matt Reeves (The Batman) and Simon Kinberg (the X-Men films) are producers.

Behind the camera is F. Gary Gray, known for The Italian Job, The Fate of the Furious, Straight Outta Compton, and Friday. His skills are varied, but he knows his way around both comedy and action so he seems like a perfect fit.

Lift hits Netflix on January 12th.