Dave Bautista Takes on New Role in Action-Comedy Film


| LAST UPDATE 05/16/2023

By Riley Hammond
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If you're a fan of action-comedy films that combine thrilling fight scenes with laugh-out-loud humor, we have some exciting news for you! Dave Bautista, superstar of the Guardians of the Galaxy franchise, is set to star in the upcoming film The Killer’s Game. Here's everything we know so far.

Lionsgate has just announced that Bautista will play the lead role of Joe Flood, a seasoned assassin who orders a hit on himself after receiving a life-threatening diagnosis. But when his diagnosis turns out to be incorrect, he finds himself in the crosshairs of former colleagues who are out for his blood. Based on the novel by Jay Bonansinga, The Killer’s Game is set to deliver original, exciting, and hilarious content that will appeal to audiences worldwide. The movie will be directed by J.J. Perry, known for his work on Day Shift, and principal photography is expected to begin this summer.

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Producers Andrew Lazar and Steve Richards could not contain their excitement about the project, stating that Bautista was the perfect choice to bring Joe Flood to life. They believe that his ability to balance action-packed scenes with comic timing makes him uniquely qualified for the role. The director's vision is also expected to deliver exhilarating, one-of-a-kind action sequences that will have audiences riveted. Nathan Kahane, president at Lionsgate Motion Picture Group, is equally thrilled about this project. He foresees strong interest from the marketplace, and believes that The Killer’s Game is the perfect mixture of action and comedy that audiences crave. With a star-studded cast and crew, this film is sure to become a blockbuster hit.

But before you get to see Bautista in his upcoming role, you can catch him in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3. This highly anticipated sequel sees our beloved band of misfits settle into life on Knowhere, until Rocket's past comes back to haunt him. As they embark on a dangerous mission to save Rocket's life, the fate of the Guardians hangs in the balance. So, buckle up and get ready for an action-packed summer season! Whether you're a Dave Bautista fan or just a lover of thrilling movies, The Killer's Game promises to be one unforgettable cinematic experience. Don't miss it!

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