A new heist film is coming to Netflix, and it’s shaping up to be an action-packed thrill ride (or I guess flight?)
Lift, starring Kevin Hart, follows a team of masterclass criminals who perform a heist mid-flight. Fans got a sneak peek of the movie at Tudum 2023, the streamer’s global fan event, and some further casting details have emerged.
“There’s nothing like watching a great heist movie, when the perfect plan comes together against all odds,” Outer Banks star Chase Stokes said when introducing the film on behalf of Netflix. “You need skill, ingenuity, and an expert crew who can handle themselves in any situation.”
Hart and co-star Gugu Mbatha-Raw went on to riff about the movie and previewed some snippets from the film, including shots of in-flight fight sequences and scenes of elaborate planning. From the new release date to the star-studded cast, here’s everything we know so far about Lift.
When is Lift’s release date?
Lift premieres on Jan. 12, 2024. The film was originally scheduled for release in 2023, but it was pushed back.
How do you watch Lift?
Lift will stream exclusively on Netflix.
What is Lift about?
Lift is a heist film about a group of criminals who are recruited to prevent a terrorist attack by robbing the rich. The only catch? They have to perform the heist on a plane mid-flight.
Who is in the cast of Lift?
Check out the full cast list below, courtesy of Tudum:
Kevin Hart plays Cyrus, also known as the “Mastermind.” Best known for his stand-up comedy, Hart has appeared in Me Time (2022), Jumanji: The Next Level (2019), Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017) and Get Hard (2015).
Gugu Mbatha-Raw plays Abby, the “Agent" tasked with hiring Hart and his crew to work on the job. She is best known for her work in Belle (2013), Surface (2022-present) and the “San Junipero” episode of Black Mirror (2016).
Úrsula Corberó plays Camila, the “Pilot.” Corberó is no stranger to heist stories, since she starred in Money Heist (2017-2021). She's also appeared in Snake Eyes (2021).
Viveik Kalra plays Luc, the “Extraction Expert.” Kalra has appeared in Blinded by the Light (2019) and Voyagers (2021).
Yun Jee Kim
Yun Jee Kim plays Mi-Sun, the “Tech Wizard.” Performing under the stage name NS Yoon-G in South Korea, she has also appeared in The Last Empress (2018-2019).
Sam Worthington stars in an undisclosed role. Best known for his starring role in Avatar (2009) and Avatar: The Way of Water (2022), he has also appeared in Clash of the Titans (2010) and Terminator Salvation (2009).
Jacob Batalon’s role hasn’t been revealed yet. If he seems familiar, it’s most likely because of his role as Ned Leeds in Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017), Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019), and Spider-Man: No Way Home (2021).
Paul Anderson’s role hasn’t been revealed yet, but he is known for his work in Peaky Blinders (2013-2022) and Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (2011).
Who is the director of Lift?
F. Gary Gray is the director of Lift. His directorial credits include Set It Off (1996), The Negotiator (1998), Straight Outta Compton (2015) and The Fate of the Furious (2017). He is also the director behind The Italian Job (2003) and Be Cool (2005), so he is well-versed in the world of heist and crime films.
Is there a trailer for Lift?
Yep! The official trailer for Lift dropped on Nov. 5, 2023.