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Stuber is a 2019 American action comedy film written by Tripper Clancy and directed by Michael Dowse. It stars Kumail Nanjiani, Dave Bautista, Iko Uwais, Natalie Morales, Betty Gilpin, Jimmy Tatro, Mira Sorvino and Karen Gillan.

The film had its world premiere at South by Southwest on March 13, 2019 and was theatrically released on July 12, 2019, by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures under the 20th Century Fox banner, making it the first R-rated film to be distributed by Disney since The Fifth Estate.

Plot

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.

Cast

  • Kumail Nanjiani as Stu
  • Dave Bautista as Vic
  • Iko Uwais as Teijo, a ruthless drug trafficker/cop killer and the main antagonist.
  • Natalie Morales as Nicole, Vic's daughter.
  • Betty Gilpin as Becca
  • Jimmy Tatro as Richie
  • Mira Sorvino as Captain McHenry
  • Karen Gillan as Morris, Vic's partner.
  • Amin Joseph as Leon
  • Scott Lawrence as Dr. Branch

Production

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, and Mira Sorvino joined the cast.

Principal production commenced on May 3, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia and was shot until July 2, 2018.

Release

It had its world premiere at South by Southwest on March 13, 2019. It was theatrically released on July 12, 2019.

Trivia

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