The “Fast and Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw” actor was scheduled to star alongside comic Kevin Hart within the upcoming Sony Footage motion comedy however reportedly left the mission with little warning.
In line with Deadline, the transfer might need one thing to do with the truth that Statham simply parted methods together with his company, WME. Right now, nobody is sort of positive why the 52-year-old motion star is making such massive, abrupt modifications.
Representatives for Statham didn’t instantly reply to Fox Information’ request for remark.
The outlet stories that Statham was poised to crew up with Hart and reunite with “The Expendables 3” helmer, Patrick Hughes, for the film. Nonetheless, the manufacturing is now pressured to achieve out to different stars within the hopes of holding its schedule on observe. Statham’s character within the movie was to be a lethal murderer who groups up with Hart’s character, a bumbling New York Metropolis screw-up, after a case of mistaken id forces them collectively at a rented Airbnb.
Deadline notes that the break up from “The Man From Toronto” might have one thing to do with beforehand reported inventive variations. Particularly, the motion star hoped the film can be R-rated, however the studio is hoping Hart’s comedic enchantment might be extra profitable with a family-friendly PG-13 score that may be extra according to its anticipated launch round Thanksgiving.
In line with The Hollywood Reporter, regardless of the movie being six weeks away from the beginning of manufacturing, Statham’s deal had not but been finalized. Because of this, he’s in a position to stroll away from the mission at this late stage consequence-free.