Universal Announces Bob Odenkirk Thriller ‘Nobody’ From ‘John Wick’ Screenwriter

“Better Call Saul” star plays an average joe with a vicious past in film set for August 2020 release

Last Updated: September 19, 2019 @ 3:01 PM

Universal announced on Thursday that “Better Call Saul” star Bob Odenkirk will star and produce in a new summer thriller called “Nobody,” which is being written by “John Wick” creator Derek Kolstad and will be released on August 14, 2020.

Odenkirk plays Hutch Mansell, a suburban dad, overlooked husband, and all-around nobody. But Hutch has a long-surpressed rage that explodes after two thieves break into his house, propelling him on a brutal path that will uncover dark secrets he fought to leave behind.

Ilya Naishuller (“Hardcore Henry”) will direct the film, with Odenkirk producing through Odenkirk Provissiero Entertainment with Marc Provissiero. “John Wick” co-director David Leitch is also producing with Kelly McCormick through 87North, along with Braden Aftergood for his Eighty Two films.

“Nobody” joins a Universal summer 2020 slate that is headlined by “Fast & Furious 9” on Memorial Day weekend and also includes a “Candyman” remake from Nia DaCosta and Jordan Peele, Illumination’s “Minions: The Rise of Gru,” an untitled comedy from Judd Apatow and Pete Davidson, and Blumhouse’s next installment in “The Purge” series. The film will be released the same weekend as Disney’s adaptation of the children’s novel “The One and Only Ivan” and Sony’s sequel to the horror film “Escape Room.”

Odenkirk is repped by WME and Ziffren Brittenham. Kolstad is repped by Circle of Confusion and Behr Abramson Levy. Naishuller is repped by WME and IV Management.

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