David Shoemaker joins the show to talk about how action stars are minted in the post–The Rock era of filmmaking, Dave Bautista’s rise to legitimate actor, and who is primed to make the leap from WWE to the big screen (0:45). Then, Stuber director Michael Dowse comes in to talk about the role of improvisation in his films, working with Bautista and comedian Kumail Nanjiani, and what his future in directing looks like (25:07).
The Making of an Action Star in 2019
Plus: reviving action-comedy and ‘Stuber’ with director Michael Dowse
Plus, Musa and Ryan discuss Croatia’s penalty shootout win over Japan
Kevin and Ryen also talk about Jimmy G’s injury
Plus, Pete Fiutak returns to discuss what Deion Sanders will bring to Colorado, names to keep an eye on in the transfer portal, and the underwhelming Heisman candidates