MGM Buys Jason Momoa And Dave Bautista’s Buddy Action Comedy

Jason Momoa, Dave Bautista

by James White |
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They're on opposite sides in both Apple TV+'s See and Dune on the big screen, but Jason Momoa and Dave Bautista clearly get along behind the scenes. The pair has quietly been developing an untitled buddy action comedy for them to co-star in as brothers. Now MGM is close to splashing the cash to buy the idea.

Banshee and Warrior creator Jonathan Tropper (who has also worked on See), has written the script for the film, which the actors have been pitching around Hollywood. What little we do know about the film so far is that it's a Lethal Weapon-style buddy cop comedy to be shot in Hawaii.

Bautista got the idea rolling via a tweet (see below), and Momoa confirmed it while onThe Late Show With James Corden.

While neither David Leitch nor any other director is attached yet, the project has come this far, so anything's possible at this point. The aim is to shoot in 2023, since both the stars are busy men.

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