Woody Harrelson to step in for Jason Statham in 'The Man From Toronto'

Los Angeles, Mar 11 (PTI) Actor Woody Harrelson will be replacing Jason Statham in 'The Man From Toronto', after the action star abruptly exited the Sony Pictures project last week.

Also starring Kevin Hart, the action-comedy was earlier set to feature Statham who left the film over 'creative differences'.

Sources confirmed to Variety that Harrelson, who has shared a long-standing relationship with the studio, has boarded the film. The actor has worked on Sony's 'Zombieland' films and also recently wrapped 'Venom 2' opposite Tom Hardy.

'The Man From Toronto' follows a case of a mistaken identity as one of the world's deadliest assassin, known as the Man from Toronto, and a New York City screw-up (Hart) run into each other at an Airbnb. A clash of personalities, and a clash with deadly killers, ensues.

Patrick Hughes, best known for 'The Expendables 3' and 'The Hitman's Bodyguard', is attached to direct from a script by Robbie Fox.

Jason Blumenthal will produce the movie alongside Todd Black and Steve Tisch. Bill Bannerman will serve as executive producer.

The movie is set to be released on November 20. PTI RDS RDS