Inspired by a true story, The Upside is a heartfelt comedy about a recently paroled ex-convict (Kevin Hart) who strikes up an unusual and unlikely friendship with a paralyzed billionaire (Bryan Cranston). If the premise sounds familiar then perhaps you may have seen the film before.
Directed by Neil Burger and written by Jon Hartmere, The Upside is based on the hit 2011 French film The Intouchables. Frankly, we’re not big on remakes and reboots but we’re curious to see how this one plays out as it’s got a pretty good cast.
Joining Cranston and Hart are Oscar-winner Nicole Kidman, Julianna Margulies, Aja Naomi King, and Tate Donovan. The Upside arrives in cinemas in January 2019.