Universal and Blumhouse’s upcoming film ‘The Hunt’ now has Ike Barinholtz in the cast. Emma Roberts, Justin Hartley, and Glenn Howerton recently came aboard the politically-charged thriller.
Barinholtz was recently in the 2018 films ‘Blockers’ and ‘The Oath,’ the latter he wrote and directed. He was also in Warner Bros.’ ‘Suicide Squad,’ Universal’s ‘Neighbors’ franchise, and had a series regular role on the FOX/Hulu series ‘The Mindy Project,’ starring Mindy Kaling, Next up, the upcoming Amazon film ‘Late Night,’ also with Kaling, releasing June 7th. He’ll also appear in an episode of CBS All Access and Jordan Peele’s ‘The Twilight Zone’ reboot, premiering April 1st.
Meanwhile, ‘The Hunt’ is from director Craig Zobel (‘American Gods,’ ‘Westworld’). The screenplay is from Damon Lindelof (‘Lost,’ HBO’s ‘Watchmen’) and Nick Cuse (‘The Leftovers,’ ‘Maniac’). All three were part of ‘The Leftovers.’
Moreover, the premise of ‘The Hunt’ is below:
“A subversive feature that takes its cues from the current political climate in America — elevating the current conflict between right and left wings to a more extreme, and violent, level.”
Further, the film releases October 18th, going up against ‘Maleficent: Mistress of Evil,’ as well as UAR’s ‘The Addams Family.’
Source: The Hollywood Reporter