Ben Kingsley and Sofia Boutella have joined the ensemble of the action comedy “The Killer’s Game,” which is anchored by Dave Bautista. Lionsgate’s impending action comedy.
The project, which was recently acquired by Lionsgate, will be helmed by “Day Shift” director JJ Perry, according to entertainment news outlet Deadline.
Based on the same-titled novel by Jay Bonansinga, “The Killer’s Game” follows veteran assassin Joe Flood (Bautista), who is diagnosed with a life-threatening illness and decides to kill himself to prevent the inevitable agony.
After ordering the murder, he discovers he was misdiagnosed and must then fend off an armada of former coworkers who are attempting to murder him.
Kingsley and Boutella’s roles remain unknown.
The film was written by Rand Ravich and Simon Kinberg, with James Coyne handling recent rewrites.
Andrew Lazar from Mad Chance, Steve Richards for Endurance Media, and Kia Jam will produce the initiative.
Bautista, Jonathan Meisner, and Scott Lambert will serve as executive producers for Dogbone Entertainment, with Jake Katofsky and Vanessa Humphrey serving as co-producers.
Kingsley, who won an Academy Award for his performance in Richard Attenborough’s “Gandhi” (1982), will reprise his MCU character Trevor Slattery in Marvel’s “Wonder Man” series.
His upcoming projects also include “Jules”, “Daliland”, Wes Anderson’s Roald Dahl adaptation “The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar” for Netflix, and “The Way of the Wind” by Terrence Malick.
As a result of her performances in “Kingsman: The Secret Service,” “Star Trek Beyond,” “Atomic Blonde,” and Tom Cruise’s “The Mummy,” Algerian actor Boutella rose to prominence.
She is currently starring in the BBC drama series “SAS: Rogue Heroes.” The actor will also appear in Zack Snyder’s “Rebel Moon” for Netflix.