The Upside has an electrifying mix of a cast, Bryan Cranston and Kevin Hart. The Upside faced but of a rough patch following the sexual assault allegations against Harvey Weinstein in December of 2017. This Bryan Cranston and Kevin Hart starrer were actually binned. Since it stars were shooting in Philadelphia in the summer of 2017, it had all the hype in the world.
Bryan casually stopped at a Sixer’s game, and Hart did a few stand-ups in town. Had it not been for Weinstein scandal, The Upside would have made it release a lot earlier, 8 September 2017. But after there was no money left to arrange for its release, Lantern Capital took over and saved The Upside movie. It is directed by Neil Burger and directed by Jon Hartmere. Watch the first trailer below:
The Upside: Key Details
The Upside is a remake of 2011 movie called The Intouchables. Both the movies are inspired by the life of Philippe Pozzo di Borgo. The Upside focuses on a comedic friendship between a quadriplegic millionaire (played by Bryan Cranston) and his out-on-a-parole caretaker (played by Kevin Hart). It stands somewhere between drama-comedy genre. Kevin Hart who has a criminal record can be seen picking out girlfriends for Cranston. While this movie has a strong comedic side, it has a fair share of emotional wreckage too. Kevin struggles to bond with his son after a criminal record and Bryan Cranston struggles with his special ability.
The Upside: Release Date
Initially scheduled for September 8th, 2017 release date, The Upside shifted to March 2018 release after premiering at The Toronto Film Festival in 2017. Since it was shot in Philadelphia, The Upside will premiere locally first at Philadelphia Film Festival, which is from October 18- 28. Post Weinstein scandal and a rough patch, The Upside is finally scheduled to be released on January 11′ 2019.
The Upside: Cast
Besides Kevin Hart as Dell Scott and Cranston as Phillip Lacasse;
Nicole Kidman as Yvonne
Tate Donovan as Carter Locke
Julianna Margulies as Lily
Golshifteh Farahani as Dr. Gupta
Aja Naomi King as Latrice
Genevieve Angelson as Jenny
Rachel Alana Handler as Proctor will be seen in the movie.