- Jack Quaid and Amber Midthunder will star in the action movie Novocaine, which centers around a bank executive who cannot feel pain.
- Paramount has purchased Novocaine and plans to begin production in April.
- Both Quaid and Midthunder are rising stars, and Novocaine could be the film that propels them into superstardom.
The Boys star Jack Quaid will join forces with Prey’s Amber Midthunder for the action movie Novocaine, which centers on a bank executive who cannot feel pain. According to a report by Deadline, Novocaine has now been purchased by Paramount, with the studio aiming to begin production in April. Known for his role in Prime Video’s satirical superhero series The Boys, the hook of Novocaine is the stuff action movie dreams are made of, with the main character being a mild-mannered bank executive who cannot feel pain who must suddenly leap into action when the bank he works in is robbed.
You can check out the synopsis for Novocaine below, which includes the name of Quaid’s character: Nathan Caine. We may be getting ahead of ourselves, but the project already sounds like a modern action classic.
“Quaid will play a sheltered bank executive named Nathan Caine, who has a rare genetic condition that prevents him from feeling physical pain when he is enduring it. When his bank is robbed and one of his co-workers kidnapped, he has to act and finds his greatest liability becomes his greatest strength.”
Novocaine is all set to be directed by Robert Olsen and Dan Berk, who will work from a script written by Lars Jacobson.
Both Jack Quaid and Amber Midthunder are fast rising stars, and Novocaine, with its wonderfully simple, high-concept premise, could be the project that hurls them both into superstardom.
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As for Amber Midthunder, she has received critical acclaim for her performance in the Predator prequel, Prey. Released in 2022, Prey is directed by Dan Trachtenberg and follows a young Comanche woman, Naru, who finds herself having to protect her people from the vicious, humanoid alien hunter known as the Predator.
Since then, Midthunder has starred alongside Nicolas Cage in the acclaimed comedy Dream Scenario and will next star as Princess Yue in the Netflix live action adaptation of Avatar: The Last Airbender.
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