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The Hunt is an upcoming American action horror film directed by Craig Zobel. It stars Emma Roberts, Justin Hartley, Hilary Swank, Glenn Howerton, Ike Barinholtz, Betty Gilpin, and Amy Madigan. Jason Blum is serving as a producer under his Blumhouse Productions banner.

The Hunt
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Teaser poster
Directed byCraig Zobel
Produced byJason Blum
Damon Lindelof
Screenplay byNick Cuse
Damon Lindelof
StarringEmma Roberts
Justin Hartley
Hilary Swank
Glenn Howerton
Ike Barinholtz
Betty Gilpin
Amy Madigan
Music byHeather McIntosh
CinematographyDarran Tiernan
Blumhouse Productions
White Rabbit Productions
Distributed byUniversal Pictures
Release date
September 27, 2019
CountryUnited States

It is scheduled to be released on September 27, 2019 by Universal Pictures.



Twelve strangers wake up in a clearing. They don't know where they are, or how they got there. They don't know they've been chosen - for a very specific purpose - The Hunt.



In March 2018, Universal Pictures acquired the rights to the film, which would be directed by Craig Zobel with a script from Nick Cuse and Damon Lindelof.[1][2]

In March 2019, Emma Roberts, Justin Hartley, Glenn Howerton, Ike Barinholtz and Betty Gilpin were announced as being cast in the film.[3][4][5] In April 2019, Amy Madigan, Jim Klock, Charli Slaughter, Steve Mokate and Dean West joined the cast of the film.[6][7] Hilary Swank was announced as being cast in July.[8]

Filming began on February 20, 2019 in New Orleans and was due to finish on April 5.[9]


The film was due for release on September 27, 2019, but moved back a month to October 18.[10] And then back to its September 27, 2019 date.


  1. ^ Universal, Blumhouse Pick Up ‘The Hunt’ From ‘The Leftovers’ Creator Damon Lindelof
  2. ^ Travers, Ben (July 6, 2018). "Jason Blum Has a Secret for Making Great Horror Films: Hire from TV". IndieWire. Retrieved November 9, 2018.
  3. ^ Emma Roberts, ‘This Is Us’ Star Justin Hartley & Glenn Howerton Join Damon Lindelof’s Thriller ‘The Hunt’
  4. ^ Ike Barinholtz Joins Universal/ Blumhouse Thriller ‘The Hunt’
  5. ^ N'Duka, Amanda (March 25, 2019). "'GLOW' Star Betty Gilpin Set For 'The Hunt' From Universal & Blumhouse". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved March 25, 2019.
  6. ^ N'Duka, Amanda (April 9, 2019). "'The Hunt': Amy Madigan Cast In Universal, Blumhouse Political Thriller". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved April 9, 2019.
  7. ^ Williams, Trey (April 10, 2019). "Damon Lindelof, Jason Blum's 'The Hunt' Adds Jim Klock, Charli Slaughter, Dean West to Cast (Exclusive)". The Wrap. Retrieved April 16, 2019.
  8. ^ Oscar Winner Hilary Swank Joins ‘The Hunt’ At Universal
  9. ^ Who's filming in Louisiana: From 'Jay and Silent Bob' to Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Jamie Foxx
  10. ^ Pedersen, Erik (March 6, 2019). "Universal Shifts Damon Lindelof's 'The Hunt' To October; 'Addams Family' Moves Up A Week". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved March 12, 2019.

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