Lionsgate has picked up the U.S. distribution rights to the James DeMonaco, Pete Davidson horror film The Home
There’s a new horror film called The Home coming our way from The Purge franchise creator James DeMonaco – and Deadline reports that Lionsgate has picked up the U.S. distribution rights to the film with the plan to give it a theatrical release sometime in early 2024.
Scripted by DeMonaco and Adam Canto, The Home sees Pete Davidson (Saturday Night Live) taking on the role of Max, a troubled man who starts working at a retirement home and realizes its residents and caretakers harbor sinister secrets. As he investigates the building and its forbidden fourth floor, he starts to uncover connections to his own past and upbringing as a foster child.
Marilee Talkington (See), Matthew Miniero (Boarding School), David Moreland (Donnie Darko), Jimmy Gary Jr. (Orange Is the New Black), Daphne Rey (Abbott Elementary), and Jagger Nelson (The Last Nazi) are also in the cast.
Davidson and DeMonaco decided to team up because they’re both proud Staten Island natives – as you may have noticed from the likes of The King of Staten Island, The First Purge, and This Is the Night. DeMonaco has previously said that Davidson doesn’t give a comedic performance in the film. He has “a very, very dramatic, straightforward role”.
The Home was produced by Bill Block and DeMonaco’s frequent collaborator Sébastien K. Lemercier. When the project was officially announced, Block provided the following statement: “We’re excited to be backing DeMonaco’s brilliant vision. James’ The Purge horror franchise has grossed over $450 million at the worldwide box office. With his masterful storytelling abilities and Pete’s versatility as an actor, this film will put audiences everywhere on the edge of their seats.“
Lionsgate’s Charlotte Koh had this to say about the distribution deal: “We went into The Home not knowing what to expect and James and Pete delivered an exhilarating ride of a movie that is pure suspense-filled fun and just plain bonkers. Audiences won’t know what hit them.“
The Home was made by Miramax, and the company’s Thom Zadra described the movie as “an instant horror classic“.
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The Home has earned an R rating for strong bloody violence and gore, language and some sexual content.
Originally published at https://www.joblo.com/the-home-lionsgate/