Dave Bautista is a huge Hollywood star, though he doesn’t want to be lumped in with John Cena and The Rock. After starring in blockbusters like Dune, Blade Runner 2049, and Army of the Dead, the former WWE star is ready to embark on another journey.

Deadline reports that Dave Bautista will star in Drew Pearce’s upcoming film, “Cooler.” Pearce wrote the script for the film himself, and the production for the film will start sometime in the summer of 2023.

Bautista will play the role of a South Beach bouncer who is just about to get his family back. However, a drug-filled safe at the bar where he works gets stolen, and he’s blackmailed into trying to retrieve it.

A South Beach bouncer Ray Sagona, played by Bautista, who is on the brink of finding redemption and getting his family back. But when a drug-filled safe is stolen from the club he works at, Ray is blackmailed into finding it before the Miami PD narcotics bureau comes to retrieve it on Sunday night. Now, as his past and present collide in ever-more dangerous ways, Ray must survive an epic 36-hour odyssey across Miami Beach to get that safe back… one final Herculean task on his journey towards absolution.


The former WWE superstar just finished starring in M. Night Shyamalan’s Knock at the Cabin. The film is set for a February 3, 2023 release. Pearce, on the other hand, will shoot The Fall Guy in October, starring Ryan Gosling and Emily Blunt. Along with that, he has several other projects under development.

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Nitish Vashishtha

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