Jason Momoa and Dave Bautista Spark Studio Bidding War With Movie Pitched on Twitter
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The 'Guardians of the Galaxy' actor put out an idea for the 'Lethal Weapon'-type buddy cop movie with him and the 'Aquaman' star as the leads on the microblogging site back in August.

AceShowbiz - Jason Momoa and Dave Bautista's new movie started life as an idea on Twitter.

Back in August 2021, Dave tweeted out an idea for a film that he wanted to make with Jason and his proposal instantly caught the attention of studio bosses.

"Just going to throw this out into the atmosphere and see what happens. Here we go... Me and Momoa in a Lethal Weapon type buddy cop movie directed by David Leitch. Ok! There it is. Now we wait," he penned in the August 19 post.

Dave Bautista via Twitter

Dave Bautista shared an idea for a film he wanted to make with Jason Momoa.

According to Deadline, the duo, who appeared in "Dune" but didn't have scenes together, began pitching the project, with author Jonathan Tropper attached as a writer, this week (beginning November 8) and MGM is frontrunner to secure the title.

The publication reported the actors will "play brothers in a Lethal Weapon-esque buddy cop comedy likely to shoot in Hawaii."

Jason then reaffirmed Dave's idea during an appearance on "The Late Late Show with James Corden" a few days later. When asked by James Corden about the potential project, the "Aquaman" actor revealed that they will shoot in Hawaii, with Dave in a Speedo and he will be in his trademark board shorts.

Jason also joked that Dave would be "grumpy" while he would be "charming," and that the movie pitch "sells itself."

It is expected to shoot in 2023 and no director is attached yet.

Both Jason and Dave hold a lot of star power in Hollywood, owing to their successful franchises. Jason is currently busy filming the "Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom" while Dave gears up for "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3".

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