– by Joseph Jammer Medina

Over the past few years, Bob Odenkirk has been proving to audiences that he can lead a tense and dramatic series with the AMC show Better Call Saul, but would he be able to convince audiences that he kick ass alongside the likes of Keanu Reeves and Liam Neeson? Well, we may soon find out.

According to a report from Deadline, Odenkirk is set to team with STXfilms and John Wick producers to develop, produce, and star in the action-thriller called Nobody.

The outlet describes the film as follows:

“The story follows a man who comes to the defense of a woman being harassed by thugs, only to learn later that one of the men he put in the hospital is the brother of a drug kingpin, now out for vengeance.”

While it’s hard for me to imagine Jimmy McGill actually putting a thud in the hospital, we’re sure that Odenkirk would put on the necessary physique to make it possible. Additionally, while his character does take out a dude, according to the report, it does sound like his character is being pitched as more of an everyman.

On board to write the script is John Wick writer Derek Kolstad.

What do you think of the premise behind Nobody? Do you think Odenkirk has what it takes to bring the character in this film to life? Let us know your thoughts down below!

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SOURCE: Deadline

  • Jerry07109

    You had me at Bob Odenkirk. Sold

  • Behemothrex

    Who says he has to be ultra ripped, maybe he cold cocks the guy from behind with a lead pipe. I think it would be much more interesting to have a regular schlub go up against the elite thugs. He would have to be smart not just strong, I think Bob could rock that.

    • Weresmurf

      Exactly. Kevin Bacon was compelling in that sense in Death Sentence. I’d love to see Odenkirk in that sort of role.

    • Joseph Jammer Medina

      It’s not about being ripped, but more about being believable as a badass. Valid point though. Perhaps you’re right, and I need to get out of a certain mindset. Schlubs can still do some damage.

  • Neil Pye

    Only if the guy he kills is David Cross.

    • Kindofabigdeal

      No, David Cross is the kingpin.

  • Kindofabigdeal

    If he’s an everyman then this will be the actual remake of Death Wish.

  • 5_deadly_venoms

    Gimme a break. No thanks

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.