Kevin Hart and Bryan Cranston's Philly-filmed The Upside now has a release date and first trailer after more than a year on the shelf following fallout from the sexual assault allegations of former film studio exec Harvey Weinstein.
Shot in Philadelphia early last year, the movie stars Hart as felony parolee Dell, who is hired to care for Cranston's Philip, a quadriplegic billionaire. Also featured in the cast are Nicole Kidman, Julianna Margulies, and Aja Naomi King. Neil Burger, who helmed the 2011 Philly-filmed sci-fi flick Limitless, directs.
As the newly released trailer for The Upside reveals, Hart's Dell is also fighting to see his son in addition to caring for Cranston's character. Philip, meanwhile, wonders, "Whose fault is it? Is it yours, or is the world out to get you?"
The film is a remake of 2011 French film The Intouchables, a dramedy that earned more than $426 million at the worldwide box office. The original stars Omar Sy as a live-in caregiver for co-star Francois Cluzet, who portrays a billionaire paralyzed in a paragliding accident.
Initially produced by The Weinstein Company, The Upside was shelved amid the sexual assault scandal surrounding it's co-founder, Harvey Weinstein. The studio ultimately went bankrupt, putting The Upside on the back-burner and forcing the film to miss its initial March 2018 release date. STX Entertainment acquired the rights to the film this past summer.
"This is a hilariously funny and emotionally affecting film," STXfilms chairman Adam Fogelson recently told Collider. "It evokes elements of films like Trading Places and Scent of a Woman, while still being completely fresh with characters that are as memorable as they are hysterical."