New Film from Comic Showcases Scenic Beauty of Northern Ireland
The much-awaited movie “Elevate,” featuring US comic Kevin Hart, has been launched on Netflix. The movie, primarily filmed in Northern Ireland, highlights the enchanting scenery and abundant cultural legacy of the area.
While residing in Northern Ireland, Kevin Hart stayed at the Culloden Hotel just outside Belfast for several months. He pleasantly surprised audiences with impromptu performances at venues like the Limelight and Lavery’s, adding an electrifying dimension to his time in the city.
“Elevate” marks the second Netflix movie to be filmed in Northern Ireland, succeeding the triumph of “The School for Good and Evil” in 2021. The film was shot in Harbour Studios and various locations across Northern Ireland, with backing from Northern Ireland Screen, showcasing the varied and picturesque settings of the region.
Elevate takes off in 12 hours!
Featuring Kevin Hart, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Vincent D’Onofrio, Úrsula Corberó, Billy Magnussen, Yun Jee Kim, Viveik Kalra with Jean Reno and Sam Worthington. pic.twitter.com/6HLZwRtDvE
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Helmed by F Gary Gray, “Elevate” trails an international heist crew, led by Kevin Hart’s character Cyrus Whitaker, as they endeavor to snatch $500 million (£393 million) in gold from a passenger plane before it falls into the wrong hands.
Richard Williams, Chief Executive of Northern Ireland Screen, commended the collaboration between local and international talent, stating, “The dedication and artistry of the local crew complemented the work of global players Kevin Hart and F Gary Gray to bring this eagerly awaited film to fruition.”
The UK government has underscored the substantial economic impact of screen productions in Northern Ireland, with direct contributions surpassing £330 million to the local economy since 2018.