Jason Statham Pulls out of
'The Man From Toronto' Statham was set to play the
"world's deadliest assassin"
in the upcoming movie.
Kevin Hart will be portraying
a character named Teddy.
The project would have seen the
two actors reunited on screen.
They briefly shared scenes in the
'Fast & Furious' spin-off, 'Hobbs & Shaw.'
Deadline is reporting that Statham has dropped
out of the film because of "creative issues." Statham wanted it to
be an R-rated story, but studio executives were aiming for a PG-13
classification to attract a bigger audience to the cinema.
The film is slated to go
into production in six weeks.