It seems like Dave Bautista is everywhere in films and now he’s signed up to star in a Drew Pearce action thriller film, Cooler. The film is the first project to come out of the recently announced first-look deal between Infrared and Bautista’s Dogbone Entertainment according to Deadline.
It follows a South Beach bouncer Ray Sagona, played by Bautista who looks to redeem himself and get his family back. Now, he’s on a race against time as he has to find a stolen safe before law enforcement retrieve it first. Ray’s past comes back to haunt him and he has to find a way to survive his present. “Ray must survive an epic 36-hour odyssey across Miami Beach to get that safe back… one final Herculean task on his journey towards absolution.”
“Dave is one of the most soulful and talented collaborators I’ve been lucky enough to work with — the chance to build an iconic character with him and make the kind of long-dark-night-of-the-soul thriller that I’ve always loved, is too good to be true. The fact that we get to do it all in Miami, guided by the epic cultural knowledge of Drake and Future The Prince, is frankly a mindblower. And there’s nobody more perfect to be our partner than Infrared, whose creative ambitions aligned perfectly with what we want this movie to be,” said Pearce.
Catch Bautista in other projects set to also release soon from Glass Onion: Knives Out 2 and M. Night Shyamalan’s Knock at the Cabi. Not only is he set for acting, next year Bautista will produce and star in the Netflix film Unleashed. He will also shoot the Dune sequel, Guardians of the Galaxy 3, and MGM Lethal Weapon -esque buddy cop comedy opposite Jason Momoa which originated from a tweet.
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