Just as fans were about to see Kevin Hart star in the film, ‘The Upside’, The Weinstein Co. who backed the film would be caught up in a whirlwind of scandal. As you can recall, Harvey Weinstein was accused of several incidents of sexual misconduct which greatly damaged the company he co-founded. As the Weinstein company slowed down, many of its films found themselves on hold before even being released.
Now, according to Deadline, it appears that Hart’s film with The Weinstein Co. has found new partners to help distribute the project.
A release date has yet to be confirmed.
The most prominent of the Weinstein Co. leftover titles The Upside is landing with STX Entertainment, who is partnering with Lantern Entertainment to handle worldwide distribution on Neil Burger’s remake of the French hit The Intouchables. We heard that others were circling to distribute this title, including Aviron, with some majors expressing interest, but word is that STX always had the inside track with this movie. The Upside is the first of the frozen TWC films to make its way into circulation. Deadline’s scoop was confirmed by STXfilms Chairman Adam Fogelson, along with Andy Mitchell from Lantern Entertainment.