iPOP Alumni Pierson Fode’s latest film ‘Man from Toronto’ has set an official release date of January 14, 2022. The news comes after production temporarily halted on the film due as a result of the industry shut down due to the pandemic.
In the film, Pierson plays ‘The Man from Miami’ alongside film stars Kevin Hart, Woody Harrelson, and Kaley Cuoco. The Man from Toronto is an action comedy that centers on a case of mistaken identity when follows the world’s deadliest assassin and “New York’s biggest screw-up” team up to save the day after running into each other in a rented Airbnb.
The feature is helmed by director Patrick Hughes, who also directed the critically acclaimed feature ‘The Hitmans Bodyguard’. Robbie Fox developed the script based on a story by Fox and Jason Blumenthal. Producing the film is also Blumenthal, along with Oscar-winner Steve Tisch and Escape Artists Todd Black. Bill Bannerman will serve as an executive producer on the project. Additional cast members include Ellen Barkin, Jasmine Mathews, Melanie Liburd, Lela Loren, Alejandro De Hoyos, and Tomohisa Yamashita.
Pierson Fode began his rise to fame after attending iPOP!, the LA-based bi-annual talent event. His success continued with an acclaimed role on The Bold and the Beautiful that earned him two Daytime Emmy nominations. Pierson has also starred in other hits like Naomi and Ely’s No Kiss List, Jessie, and Dynasty. He will next be seen in Reboot Camp.
Pierson is currently repped by Innovative, Strategic, Zero Gravity and Gang, Tyre, Ramer, Brown & Passman.
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