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Geekery: ‘Stuber’ – What Happens When Dave Bautista Hails an Uber

Apr 9 2019
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The Dave Bautista and Kumail Nanjiani buddy cop movie you didn’t know you needed is coming out this summer.

The two actors have made their names in big franchises and a brilliant indie romantic comedy – now it’s time to stand on their own. The pair of actors look like they play off each other brilliantly, and it’s a got simple premise that sounds like a good summer comedy to me…

When a mild-mannered Uber driver named Stu (Nanjiani) picks up a passenger who turns out to be a cop (Bautista) hot on the trail of a brutal killer, he’s thrust into a harrowing ordeal where he desperately tries to hold onto his wits, his life, and his five-star rating.

It made its debut at SXSW last month to good reviews. John DeFore – The Hollywood Reporter critic – described the film as “a riotous retro pairing of serious violence and serious laughs.”

 

It’s directed by Michael Dowse; the action-comedy also stars Iko Uwais, Natalie Morales, Betty Gilpin, Jimmy Tatro, Mira Sorvino, and Karen Gillan.

Stuber drives into theaters July 12

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