Netflix has released the official trailer and key art for action heist film Lift, which will debut on the streaming service on January 12, 2024. The trailer first debuted during FOX Sports’ airing of the Philadelphia Eagles vs. Dallas Cowboys game.
In the movie, an international heist crew, led by Cyrus Whitaker (Kevin Hart), race to lift $500 million in gold from a passenger plane at 40,000 feet.
The movie is directed by F. Gary Gray, whose credits include Friday, Set It Off, The Negotiator, The Italian Job, Be Cool, Law Abiding Citizen, Straight Outta Compton, and The Fate of the Furious.
Written by Daniel Kunda, Lift is produced by Kevin Hart and Bryan Smiley for Hartbeat, Simon Kinberg and Audrey Chon for Kinberg Genre Films, and Matt Reeves and Adam Kassan for 6th & Idaho Motion Picture Company.
The executive producers of the film are F. Gary Gray, Brent O’Connor, and Patricia Braga. You can learn more about the characters below.
Kevin Hart as CYRUS WHITAKER
Cyrus is the mastermind of the Lift team, a seasoned thief who finds himself cajoled into working with the government for one last heist.
He’s played by world-famous comedian Kevin Hart, in a role that trends towards the more action-oriented persona he’s tested out in films like Central Intelligence.
Gugu Mbatha-Raw as ABBY GLADWELL
Interpol agent Abby Gladwell has Cyrus’ number – and she’s reticent to recruit him for a mission with stakes this high. But under her own supervision, she’s convinced to give the scoundrel and his team a chance.
She’s played by Gugu Mbatha-Raw, who stole the show as party animal Kelly in Black Mirror‘s acclaimed episode “San Junipero.”
Vincent D’Onofrio as DENTON
Master of disguise Denton is an integral fixture of Cyrus’ crew, and a close friend.
The chameleonic criminal is played by an actor with a similar skillset — Emmy-nominated Vincent D’Onofrio, who himself has picked up a few tricks from a magic shop he frequented as a young man.
Úrsula Corberó as CAMILA
Camila is the team’s wheelwoman, a getaway driver without compare. Of course, that doesn’t necessarily mean she’s prepared to fly a private jet. But preparation is overrated anyway.
Úrsula Corberó has her own onscreen history of robbery – she plays Tokyo on Money Heist.
Billy Magnussen as MAGNUS
The team’s genial safecracker, Magnus is a force to be reckoned with – and, occasionally, a wisecracker to be tolerated (barely).
He’s played by Billy Magnussen, a comic presence who’s enlivened films from Into the Woods to Game Night.
Jacob Batalon as N8
N8 is a mysterious digital artist who appears early on in Lift; like many things about the anonymous performer, his role is kept under tight wraps.
He’s played by Jacob Batalon, who memorably joined the Marvel Cinematic Universe as Spider-Man‘s best pal Ned Leeds.
Jean Reno as LARS JORGENSEN
Investment banker Lars Jorgensen uses his status as a seemingly upstanding citizen to cloak a life devoted to financial terrorism. He’s the owner of those ten tons of gold — but not if Cyrus has anything to say about it.
Lars is played by Jean Reno, a truly international screen presence; since his debut in 1978, he’s appeared in American, French, English, Japanese, Spanish and Italian film productions.
Sam Worthington as DENNIS HUXLEY
Abby’s Interpol boss Huxley convinces her to bring Cyrus into their circle of trust, desperate to stop the gold from falling into the hands of global terror.
Huxley is played by Australian actor Sam Worthington, best known for his work in James Cameron’s Avatar and its 2022 sequel Avatar: The Way of Water, in which he plays human turned Na’vi warrior Jake Sully.
Alongside the main cast, Lift also stars Viveik Kalra, Yun Jee Kim, Burn Gorman, and Paul Anderson.
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Mirko Parlevliet has been reporting on the entertainment industry since 1998 and founded Vital Thrills in 2018 to cover the latest streaming, movie, TV, and video game news. Mirko previously created the websites ComingSoon, Spider-Man Hype!, SuperHeroHype and ShockTillYouDrop.