The Upside — Official Trailer


added: Wed, Oct 3rd '18

Kevin Hart is hired to help a wheelchair-bound Bryan Cranston in the first official trailer for the forthcoming heartfelt comedy "The Upside," which also stars Nicole Kidman.

Directed by Neil Burger (The Illusionist, Limitless, Divergent), the film is an American remake of the 2011 French blockbuster "Les Intouchables (The Intouchables)" about the true story of a physically-challenged billionaire who hires a reformed ex-convict to be his personal caregiver.

The remake casts Cranston as the short-tempered quadriplegic Phillip while Hart plays his unlikely nurse, Dell.

Nicole Kidman, meanwhile, plays Yvonne, Phillip's longtime personal assistant and right-hand woman.

Written by Jon Hartmere, "The Upside," which premiered a year ago at the Toronto International Film Festival, was stuck in limbo for the better part of this year. It was one of the films affected by the Harvey Weinstein scandal. As the Weinstein Company eventually folded under, the film's distribution rights were acquired by STX Entertainment a couple of months ago.

The studio is now planning to release the film on January 11th.

THE UPSIDE is director Neil Burger's heartfelt comedy about a recently paroled ex-convict (Kevin Hart) who strikes up an unlikely friendship with a paralyzed billionaire (Bryan Cranston).


directed by   Neil Burger

starring   Bryan Cranston, Kevin Hart, Nicole Kidman, Julianna Margulies, Aja Naomi King, Golshifteh Farahani

release date   January 11, 2019

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