Dave Bautista showed audiences that he can be much more than a muscle-bound hero in Guardians of the Galaxy, he can play one who is vulnerable. But Bautista is also familiar with playing mercenaries and villains, and it looks like he will play the latter once more in the untitled James Bond 24 film, which is scheduled to begin filming next month.
Details on the plot are sketchy, but it is being reported that Bond 24 is a callback to the classic Bond films that used henchman like Jaws and Oddjob. According to Latino Review, Bautista would be playing a henchman named Hinx. Hit the jump to see a profile description of the character.
Here’s a casting call describing Hinx, obtained by the site:
â€œHinx (Male, 30 â€“ 45)â€
â€œIdeally over 6? 2?. Hinx is the main henchman/assassin. We are looking for an imposing extremely physically fit actor. He has several fights with Bond and will have to have stunt training. He has to drive. We are looking for someone very unusual, possibly from a sports background.â€
â€œHeight: 180cm â€“ 195cm”
Bautista is 45, 6’6″, and has the physique that the Bond 24 producers want. He’s also played in some unusual roles, from Drax the Destroyer in Guardians of the Galaxy to the villainous Brass Body in The Man with the Iron Fists. He’s also got the sports background covered having fought in a couple of MMA matches. He was also a performer in the WWE, and has successfully made that leap from WWE to mainstream Hollywood like Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson.
We still don’t know much about the film, other than the fact that Sam Mendes will return to direct and Daniel Craig will reprise his role as James Bond. LÃ©a Seydoux (Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol) recently joined the cast as the film’s femme fatale.
[Source: Latino Review]