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.