Netflix Lift starring Kevin Hart release date, cast, plot, trailer, and more

LIFT - (L to R) YunJee Kim as Mi-Su, Billy Magnussen as Magnus, Úrsula Corberó as Camila, Kevin Hart as Cyrus, Gugu Mbatha-Raw as Abby and Vincent D’Onofrio as Denton in Lift. Cr. Christopher Barr/Netflix © 2023.
LIFT - (L to R) YunJee Kim as Mi-Su, Billy Magnussen as Magnus, Úrsula Corberó as Camila, Kevin Hart as Cyrus, Gugu Mbatha-Raw as Abby and Vincent D’Onofrio as Denton in Lift. Cr. Christopher Barr/Netflix © 2023. /

We have great news to share, Netflix Lifers! All there is to know about Netflix’s Lift has been revealed. We’re talking about the official release date, the cast of the new Netflix original action movie, the trailer, and much more.

We’ll be seeing the new Kevin Hart movie on our screens very soon, like in a month soon. People are excited about this upcoming film, and we don’t blame them! After watching Hart’s other Netflix movies, such as Me Time and Fatherhood, fans are eager to see what he’ll star in next.

Lift falls under the creative partnership deal that Hart and his production company HartBeat Productions, have with Netflix. Hart signed a deal with Netflix in January 2021, where he will produce and star in four films exclusively for Netflix.

The upcoming Netflix movie is a comedy, which we know is Hart’s specialty. We can already expect this movie to be funny, just like the other movies Hart has starred in. And this movie isn’t your regular comedy; It’s a heist comedy film. Watching Kevin Hart attempt a heist is going to be a sight to see.

If you want to know more about Lift, we shared with you every important detail about this upcoming heist comedy movie down below. So read on to find out about the film’s release date, cast, plot, and more.

When is Lift coming to Netflix?

On May 22, Netflix announced that Lift will now be released on Friday, Jan. 12, 2024. The film will arrive on the streamer at 12:00 a.m. PT/3:00 a.m. ET on this date, so make sure to mark your calendar and set your alarm.

Prior to the release date shifting to January 2024, Netflix had previously set the film for release on Aug. 25, 2023. A reason for the move to 2024 wasn’t provided in the Deadline report, but we know the movie will be worth the wait!


Kevin Hart was the first cast member to be announced. As the filmmaking process moved along, more cast members were announced.

Here’s the cast list below:

  • Kevin Hart as Cyrus Whitaker, the Mastermind
  • Gugu Mbatha-Raw as Abby Gladwell, the Agent
  • Vincent D’Onofrio as Denton, Master of Disguise
  • Billy Magnussen as Magnus, the Safe-Cracker
  • Úrsula Corberó as Camila, the Pilot
  • Yun Jee Kim as Mi-Sun
  • Viveik Kalra as Luc
  • Paul Anderson as Donal
  • Jacob Batalon as N8
  • Jean Reno as Lars Jorgensen
  • Sam Worthington as Dennis Huxley
  • Burn Gorman as Cormac

F. Gary Gray directed the movie from a script written by Dan Kunka. Additionally, it is produced by Genre Pictures, 6th & Idaho, and HartBeat.

What is Lift about?

Netflix has not released an official synopsis, but we have a gist of what this film will be about. Deadline provided the film’s logline:

"Hart will play a master thief who is wooed by his ex-girlfriend and the FBI to pull off an impossible heist with his international crew on a 777 flying from London to Zurich."

Cyrus (Kevin Hart) and his international heist crew’s mission is to steal $500 million in gold from a vault on a passenger plane at 40,000 feet in the air.

With an interesting plot like the one above, this movie should definitely be added to your must-watch list when it comes out! Also, we’ll provide the official synopsis when Netflix releases it. So, stay tuned.

On Jan. 18, Netflix dropped its 2023 movie slate along with short clips from each upcoming film. Take a look at this exciting clip of Lift from the 1:22 to 1:25 mark.

On Nov. 5, Netflix finally dropped the exciting official trailer. Check it out below for a sneak peek.

Based on what we saw in the trailer, we can already tell that we’ll be laughing non-stop while watching this movie. We’ll also be thoroughly entertained with the many action-packed scenes scattered throughout the film. Overall, Lift is definitely not a movie you want to miss.

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FanSided Entertainment cast contributed to this report.