Dave Bautista could return to Netflix. As reported by meetingthe Guardians of the Galaxy The actor is in talks for a starring role Unleashedan upcoming Netflix movie written by Jeff Tomsic (SIGN) and directed by Jim and Brian Kehoe (blockers). If he signs up, Bautista will play a cop who has a trust dog by his side. This woofer has the ability to track down any crime, but meets its untimely end during a job. This causes the cop to abandon all animal partners until he starts tagging an animal named Zeus. In addition to starring, the former WWE Champion is also in talks to produce the film.
Unleashed would be the latest in a growing list of collaborations between Bautista and Netflix. The actor previously starred in Zack Snyders Army of the Deada zombie heist film to be distributed by Netflix in 2021. Bautista returns to the red brand’s streaming service this fall as part of Rian Johnsons Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery.
This would be Kehoe’s latest venture to star a wrestler-turned-actor. The duo previously wrote blockerswhose leading actor was John Cena.
While Cena has a track record with the Kehoes, don’t expect it peacemaker Star to appear in Unleashed.
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Last summer, Bautista stressed that “he’s good” about potentially working on a movie with wrestlers Cena or Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. Despite his disappointment, Cena offered some clarity on Bautista’s perspective.
“Man I’m very sad about this because Dave Bautista is an incredibly gifted actor. He’s done a great job. But I think when someone makes a statement like that, I think it’s important to try to see things from their perspective,” Cena replied. “Dave has worked so hard at his craft and is so devoted to his characters and really wants to create a work that gives it its own identity. I understand that 100%.
“He really just wants to be identified and recognized for his work. And I can’t blame him for that,” Cena continued. “I applaud him for that. Being brave enough to say something like that allows him to go on on his own and I appreciate that.”
Unleashed is currently in development at Netflix.