Jeff Bridges and Dave Bautista to Star in Live-Action Monster Movie 'Grendel'

In this thrilling adaptation, Dave Bautista will take on the role of Beowulf, the legendary hero of the Old English epic poem.

Award-winning actors Jeff Bridges and Dave Bautista are set to join forces in the upcoming live-action monster movie “Grendel,” produced by The Jim Henson Company and directed by Robert D. Krzykowski, as reported by The Hollywood Reporter.

In this thrilling adaptation, Dave Bautista will take on the role of Beowulf, the legendary hero of the Old English epic poem. Joining him in the stellar cast are acclaimed actors Bryan Cranston as King Hrothgar, Sam Elliott as The Dragon, Thomasin McKenzie as Queen Wealhtheow, and Aidan Turner as Unferth. Additionally, renowned musician T Bone Burnett will feature in the film and provide original songs.

Director Robert D. Krzykowski will helm the project, bringing John Gardner’s novel of the same title to life with his visionary storytelling. Krzykowski expressed his excitement about the project, stating, “Grendel represents everything I love about the movies. John Gardner’s mad masterpiece cleverly tackles what it is to be human through the wild-eyed lens of a monster.”

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The film promises to offer audiences a unique and captivating cinematic experience, blending elements of fantasy, adventure, and suspense. With an ensemble cast of talented performers and a creative team dedicated to bringing Gardner’s iconic work to the screen, “Grendel” aims to captivate and entertain audiences worldwide.

Behind the scenes, a team of esteemed producers, including Brian Henson, Vince Raisa, Jay Glazer, Dennis Berardi, and Jon D. Wagner, will collaborate to ensure the film’s success. Additionally, Jeff Bridges will serve as an executive producer alongside John Sayles, Tamara Birkemoe, and Joe Jenckes of Ashland Hill Media Finance, which will provide funding for the project.

The Hollywood Reporter notes that the collaboration between such accomplished storytellers promises to deliver something “wonderful and unexpected” to audiences. As anticipation builds for the release of “Grendel,” fans of fantasy and adventure can look forward to an epic cinematic journey that will transport them to a world filled with mythical creatures and heroic quests.