Dave Bautista To Star In Bouncer Action Thriller ‘Cooler’ From Drew Pearce For FilmNation’s Infrared

September 29, 2022

FilmNation Entertainment’s newly formed production label Infrared has won a great package in a competitive bid, snapping up Drew Pearce’s action thriller pitch Cooler. Dune and Guardians of the Galaxy actor Dave Bautista will star. Production is expected to start in summer 2023, and Pearce is directing off his script.

Cooler is the first project to come out of the recently announced first-look deal between Infrared and Bautista’s Dogbone Entertainment.

The film follows 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.

Read the full article on Deadline.