Jon and Erich Hoeber to Pen Dave Bautista Action-Comedy

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Jon and Erich Hoeber to Pen Dave Bautista Action-Comedy

STXfilms taps screenwriting duo Jon and Erich Hoeber to pen Dave Bautista action-comedy

STXfilms, a division of Robert Simonds’ STX Entertainment, today announced that screenwriters Jon and Erich Hoeber will write the studio’s previously-announced family action-comedy starring Dave Bautista (Guardians of the Galaxy, Blade Runner 2049). The film will follow a hardened CIA operative (Bautista) who finds himself at the mercy of a precocious 9-year-old girl, having been sent undercover to surveil her family. Bautista and Jonathan Meisner will serve as producers on the film, and STXfilms’ SVP of production Drew Simon and director of development Kate Vorhoff will oversee production.

“Jon and Erich have a unique writing style that is perfectly matched with Dave’s blend of action and comedy expertise,” said Adam Fogelson, Chairman of STXfilms. “We had a great experience working with them on the script for ‘The Happytime Murders,’ and look forward to collaborating once again on this project.”

The currently untitled film is one of several projects STX is developing with Bautista, including the recently-announced short-form action-comedy VR series from the company’s immersive content division, STXsurreal. The Hoeber brothers’ screenwriting credits include the Red action-franchise and Battleship, as well as the upcoming science fiction adventure, The Meg, starring Jason Statham and Ruby Rose.

The Hoeber brothers are repped by Verve and Peikoff Mahan. Bautista is repped by Gersh, Meisner Ent Group and Jay Rosenthal at MSK.

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