Mena Suvari, Mickey Rourke, Casper Van Dien thriller lands distribution
A trailer has been released for the “humans hunting humans” thriller Hunt Club, starring Mena Suvari, Mickey Rourke, Casper Van Dien
Last July, we heard that production had wrapped on Hunt Club, a thriller starring Casper Van Dien (Starship Troopers), Mena Suvari (American Beauty), Mickey Rourke (The Wrestler), Maya Stojan (Newness), Will Peltz (13 Minutes), and Jessica Belkin (The Orville). Now The Hollywood Reporter has broken the news that Hunt Club has secured a distribution deal with Uncork’d Entertainment – and along with that news comes the unveiling of a trailer, which you can watch in the embed above.
Directed by Elizabeth Blake-Thomas (The League of Legend Keepers: Shadows) from a script by David Lipper and John F. Saunders, Hunt Club puts its own twist on Richard Connell’s 1924 short story The Most Dangerous Game by telling the following story: A group of male hunters routinely lure women to their island with the chance to win 100K in a hunt, only to find that they are the hunted. But this time, the men mess with the wrong three girls and suffer the consequences.
A new synopsis reveals that the film centers on Cassandra (Suvari), a woman who has just lost her girlfriend and daughter and is desperate to find help. In walks Carter offering her the chance to win $100,000 if she participates in the hunt on his island. She soon finds other women who are there for the cash have been tied up, only to be released as the hunted. With the help of Tessa and Lexi, Cassandra turns the tables on the men showing that women can be better hunters.
Lipper and Robert A. Daly Jr. produced Hunt Club under their Latigo Films banner, alongside Keli Price, Kipp Tribble, and Commando director Mark L. Lester. Kimberly Hines serves as executive producer.
Uncork’d Entertainment’s Keith Leopard had this to say about the distribution deal: “We’re extremely stoked to be releasing this very hot tale of survival and revenge, with it’s exciting storyline and an incredibly gritty performance by Mena Suvari in the lead role. The action never lets up. Very excited for fans of the genre to see it.“
Director Blake-Thomas added: “This film was different from some of my past works, as it dealt more with stunts and adult themes. Working with stunt coordinators and stunt doubles, as well as actors doing their own stunts, was such fun. Experiencing the sort of dance that comes with stunts was a new aspect that I am happy to add to my directing repertoire.“
A specific release date for Hunt Club hasn’t been announced, but it’s probably not far off.
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