The Killer’s Game: Ben Kingsley & Sofia Boutella set to star against Dave Bautista in Lionsgate’s Upcoming Action-comedy

Sofia Boutella to star in upcoming Lion's Gate movie 'The Killer's Game'

Oscar winner Ben Kingsley and Star Trek and The Mummy star Sofia Boutella will appear alongside Dave Bautista in the Lionsgate action comedy – ‘The Killer’s Game.’

The project will be directed by JJ Perry, a former stuntman who is best known for creating the Netflix vampire film Day Shift. He will be working from a script written by Simon Kinberg and X-Men writer Rand Ravich. James Coyne is handling recent rewrites.

Andrew Lazar from Mad Chance will produce alongside Steve Richards for Endurance Media, which is funding the project, as well as Kia Jam. For Dogbone Entertainment, Bautista and Jonathan Meisner will executive produce alongside Scott Lambert, with Jake Katofsky and Vanessa Humphrey serving as co-producers.

What is ‘The Killer’s Game’ going to be about?

The Killer’s Game, which is based on Jay Bonansinga’s novel of the same name, centers on veteran killer Joe Flood (Bautista), who, according to the movie’s plot summary,  “is diagnosed with a life-threatening illness and authorizes a kill on himself to avoid the pain that is destined to follow. After ordering the kill, he finds out that he was misdiagnosed and must then fend off the army of former colleagues trying to kill him.

Kingsley’s and Boutella’s upcoming projects

Kingsley, who most recently played Trevor Slattery in Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings after making his MCU debut in Iron Man 3, has now been confirmed to reprise the role in Marvel’s Wonder Man series. The actor can also be seen in the upcoming dramas Daliland and Jules, where he plays Salvador Dali in the latter. He also has upcoming roles in Terrence Malick’s The Way of the Wind and Wes Anderson’s Netflix adaptation of Roald Dahl’s The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar.

Boutella will next be seen in Zack Snyder’s space epic Rebel Moon, which premieres on Netflix on December 22nd. Boutella currently stars in the historical drama series SAS: Rogue Heroes on BBC, which has been renewed for a second season.

What are Dave Bautista’s recent films?

Dave Bautista to star in The Killer's Game
Dave Bautista to star in Lionsgate’s upcoming movie ‘The Killer’s Game’

Most recently, in “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 3,” the most recent film in the series, Bautista returned to his Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) character as Drax.

Additionally, he appeared in the Netflix sequel “Glass Onion” to Rian Johnson’s “Knives Out” and the thriller “Knock at the Cabin” by M. Night Shyamalan.

The actor is anxiously anticipating the release of director Denis Villeneuve’s “Dune: Part Two,” in which he reprises the role of Glossu Rabban Harkonnen.

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