Friday, May 20, 2022
HomeTv & ShowPete Davidson signs on to star in director James DeMonaco's new horror...

Pete Davidson signs on to star in director James DeMonaco's new horror thriller The Home for Miramax


Pete Davidson signs on to star in director James DeMonaco’s new horror thriller The Home for Miramax


Pete Davidson has lined up a new film project, with the actor signing on to star in the new thriller The Home.

The 28-year-old actor will star in the new film from writer-director James DeMonaco, creator of The Purge franchise, according to Deadline. 

The report also reveals that filming will begin later this month, which could mean that Davidson could have a bit of a hiatus from Saturday Night Live.

New film: Pete Davidson has lined up a new film project, with the actor signing on to star in the new thriller The Home

New film: Pete Davidson has lined up a new film project, with the actor signing on to star in the new thriller The Home

The story centers around Davidson’s character Max, a troubled young man who gets a job working at a retirement home.

He soon comes to realize that both the residents and their caretakers are harboring some deadly secrets. 

When he starts to investigate – including the forbidden fourth floor – he starts to connect dots from the facility to his own troubled upbringing.

Pete's character: The story centers around Davidson's character Max, a troubled young man who gets a job working at a retirement home

Pete’s character: The story centers around Davidson’s character Max, a troubled young man who gets a job working at a retirement home

DeMonaco will direct from a script he co-wrote with Adam Canto, with Miramax’s Bill Block and Sebastian K. Lemercier will producing.

‘We’re excited to be backing DeMonaco’s brilliant vision,’ producer Block said in a statement.

‘James’ The Purge horror franchise has grossed over $450 million at the worldwide box office,’ he added. 

Writer-director: DeMonaco will direct from a script he co-wrote with Adam Canto, with Miramax's Bill Block and Sebastian K. Lemercier will producing

Writer-director: DeMonaco will direct from a script he co-wrote with Adam Canto, with Miramax’s Bill Block and Sebastian K. Lemercier will producing

‘With his masterful storytelling abilities and Pete’s versatility as an actor, this film will put audiences everywhere on the edge of their seats,’ Block concluded.

The news of Davidson joining this project comes just as he’s been rumored to be talking to producers about hosting the 94th Oscars, just after the producers revealed there will be a host for the first time in four years.

There have also been rumors that Davidson is leaving Saturday Night Live, with gossip site DeuxMoi claiming the December 18 show was his last, though series creator Lorne Michaels has said, ‘he can always come back.’

Versatile: 'With his masterful storytelling abilities and Pete’s versatility as an actor, this film will put audiences everywhere on the edge of their seats,' Block concluded

Versatile: ‘With his masterful storytelling abilities and Pete’s versatility as an actor, this film will put audiences everywhere on the edge of their seats,’ Block concluded

However, an insider told Hollywood Life that Davidson is still part of the cast, though he does have the freedom to come and go as he pleases, it seems.

‘He will be back when the show comes back. There is leeway for talent to take a week off or a few weeks off, if need be, like Kate McKinnon did earlier in the season but Pete is still a part of the cast and will be seen when the show returns next year,’ the source said.

Davidson is also in the midst of his much-publicized romance with Kim Kardashian, following her split from ex-husband Kanye West. 

Still on SNL: However, an insider told Hollywood Life that Davidson is still part of the cast, though he does have the freedom to come and go as he pleases, it seems

Still on SNL: However, an insider told Hollywood Life that Davidson is still part of the cast, though he does have the freedom to come and go as he pleases, it seems

Advertisement

RELATED ARTICLES

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

- Advertisment -

Most Popular

Recent Comments