‘Lift’ Kevin Hart Netflix Comedy Heist Movie: What We Know So Far

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As part of Kevin Hart’s continued release on Netflix, the streamer has acquired a spec script called Elevator and will produce a film with Hart leading the cast. The film will be a heist comedy, based on what has been revealed so far. Here’s our ongoing rundown of everything we know about Kevin Hart’s upcoming Netflix movie, Elevator.

by Netflix Elevator will be led by F. Gary Grayknown for directing films such as Straight Outta Compton, The Italian Job, Men In Black: International, The Negotiator, Set it Off as well as many music videos with various artists. The scenario for Elevator was written by Daniel Kunka.

F. Gary Gray, director of Straight Outta Compton

F. Gary Gray

The film also has many well-known producers. Elevator is produced by Simon Kinberg and Audrey Chon for Genre Pictures, Matt Reeves and Adam Kassan for 6th & Idaho, and Hart and Brian Smiley for HartBeat Productions.

Netflix has overall deals with HartBeat Productions and 6th & Idaho.

Here’s Everything Else We Know About Netflix Elevator:


What is the plot of Elevator?

Beyond the logline provided by Netflix, the plot has mostly been kept under wraps. Here is the official connection provided by Netflix:

Kevin Hart will play a master thief who is courted by his ex-girlfriend and the FBI to pull off an impossible heist with his international crew on a 777 flying from London to Zurich.


who is thrown into Elevator?

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Since October 2021, only Kevin Hart is known to be part of the cast of Netflix Elevator. Balancing between his acting career and his acting career, Hart recently starred in Jumanji and its sequels alongside Dwayne Johnson.

Kevin Hart notably signed a deal with Netflix in January 2021 (which has been compared in scale to Adam Sandler’s deals) to produce four exclusive films for Netflix through his production company, HartBeat.

You can find several titles on Netflix with Kevin Hart front and center in anticipation of Lift. This includes his two stand-up specials, his children’s series Black History Guide, and the great movie Paternity which was released on Netflix in the summer of 2021.


What is the production status of Elevator?

by Netflix Elevator Filming is currently set to begin in February 2022 and will take place primarily in Northern Ireland according to a production listing from ProductionWeekly.

Additional filming is expected to take place in London and France.

BelfastLive confirmed in March that filming was taking place in Belfast. According to the report, Hart also performed at a local comedy club in early March 2022 while filming.

As for where they film in Belfast, the local site says:

“Production was taking place outside the historic Great Victoria Street pub, The Crown Liquor Saloon, with Harte spotted walking from the nearby Europa Hotel.”

Additional production listings confirm that the majority of filming is taking place at Belfast Port Studios, where Netflix is ​​also located. The School of Good and Evil was filmed.

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Film set Lift – Image: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

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Kevin Hart on the set of Netflix’s Lift – Photo: Liam McBurney/PA Wire


What is the Netflix release date for Elevator?

Netflix has not set a release date for Elevatorbut it would be reasonable to expect a late 2022 or early 2023 release date.

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