Headlines late last year were bolstering actor Dave Bautista for great prospects. December gave rise to then-breaking news of action comedy, Stuber, currently housed at 20th Century Fox with Jonathan Goldstein and John Francis Daley producing for Goon helmer Michael Dowse to direct.
This week, the Uber-themed spectacle is signaling its relevance once more with the addition of The Big Sick star, actor Kumali Nanjiani for the title role of Uber driver, Stu, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Tripper Clancy wrote the script which sees Bautista as a hard boiled cop hot on the trail of a brutal killer and desperate to catch him by comandeering an Uber and its reluctant five star-rated driver.
Jake Wagner and Nick Thomas are executive producing with Jeremy Kramer overseeing for Fox. Daley and Goldstein are also joined in with efforts at Warner Bros. Pictures to helm DC Comics adaptation, Flashpoint, for a 2020 release.
Bautista’s next appearance will be in Anthony and Joe Russo’s Avengers: Infinity War, next month.