Directed by: Michael Dowse
Starring: Kumail Nanjiani, Dave Bautista
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama
Release date: 12 July 2019
Running Time: 105 Minutes
A detective recruits his Uber driver into an unexpected night of adventure.
Stuber is a 2019 American action comedy film directed by Michael Dowse and written by Tripper Clancy. It stars Kumail Nanjiani, Dave Bautista, Iko Uwais, Natalie Morales, Betty Gilpin, Jimmy Tatro, Mira Sorvino and Karen Gillan, and follows an Uber driver who unwillingly becomes part of a police officer’s arrest operation.
The film had its world premiere at South by Southwest on March 13, 2019 and is scheduled to be theatrically released in the United States on July 12, 2019. It will be distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures under the 20th Century Fox banner, making it the first R-rated film to be released by Disney since The Fifth Estate (2013).
A mild-mannered Uber driver named Stu picks up Vic, a grizzled detective who is hot on the trail of a sadistic, bloodthirsty terrorist. Stu soon finds himself thrust into a harrowing ordeal where he has to keep his wits, avoid danger, and work with his passenger while maintaining his high customer service rating.
In April 2016, 20th Century Fox bought the spec script Stuber from Tripper Clancy for a mid-six figure deal, with Jonathan Goldstein and John Francis Daley set to produce the film. In December 2017, Dave Bautista was cast as a “detective who commandeers an unsuspecting Uber driver named Stu” while Michael Dowse was announced as the director of the film. In March 2018, Kumail Nanjiani signed on to costar with Bautista. In April 2018, Iko Uwais joined the cast. In May 2018, Betty Gilpin, Natalie Morales, Mira Sorvino, Steve Howey, and Amin Joseph joined the cast.
Principal production commenced on May 3, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia and was shot until July 2, 2018.
It had its world premiere at South by Southwest on March 13, 2019. It is scheduled to be released on July 12, 2019.
On review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes, the film holds a rating of 57% based on 7 reviews, with an average rating of 5.08/10.
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