Guardians of the Galaxy‘s Dave Bautista has signed on to the cast of Bushwick, an action thriller set up at XYZ Films and Bullet Pictures. Bautista joins Jane Levy (Evil Dead) in the drama to be directed by Cary Murnion and Jonathan Milott (Cooties). Nick Damici and Graham Reznik wrote the script and Nate Bolotin and Adam Folk are producing. Filming will take place in New York later this year.
“We are very excited to have such a talented and dynamic actor join Bushwick. Dave Bautista is perfect to breathe life into the action packed role,” said XYZ’s Bolotin.
Former WWE star Bautista will next be seen in the new Bond film, Spectre. He’s also booked to reprise his role as Drax in Guardians of the Galaxy 2 which will shoot early next year.
The film tells the story of twenty-year-old Lucy (Levy) and war veteran Stupe (Bautista). Texas is trying to secede from the U.S., and NYC is being used as a negotiation tool. Lucy meets Stupe after coming up from the subway into the military invasion of Brooklyn. Together they decide to cross the treacherous five blocks of Bushwick – littered with looters, local militias, the invading forces, and one crazy cousin – in order to get home and be reunited with Lucy’s grandmother.
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