Renate Reinsve is joining Pedro Pascal in the cast of Barbarian writer/director Zach Cregger’s new film Weapons
At the start of this year, New Line Cinema went all-in on a partnership with Barbarian (watch it HERE) writer/director Zach Cregger and the film’s producers at BoulderLight Pictures. New Line came out the winner in a bidding war over Cregger’s next film, a mysterious horror project called Weapons. They signed a first look deal with BoulderLight Pictures, tasking the company with developing high concept genre projects for them. And they gave a greenlight to the thriller companion, produced by BoulderLight and Cregger. A couple weeks ago, we learned that Pedro Pascal (The Last of Us) is going to star in Weapons – and now The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed that he’ll be joined in the cast by Renate Reinsve, who starred in the Oscar-nominated film The Worst Person in the World.
Details on the characters Pascal and Reinsve will be playing are being kept under wraps. In fact, most details about Weapons are shrouded in mystery. It has been said that it’s “an interrelated, multistory horror epic” that’s tonally in the vein of Paul Thomas Anderson’s Magnoliaand The Hollywood Reporter adds that the story revolves around the disappearance of high schoolers in a small town.
Cregger wrote the Weapons screenplay and will be directing the film. He’s also producing it with Roy Lee and Miri Yoon of Vertigo and JD Lifshitz and Raphael Margules of BoulderLight Pictures.
New Line Cinema is paying Cregger a sum in the eight figure range to make this movie. When they won the bidding war over the rights, New Line’s president and CCO Richard Brener released the following statement: “Zach proved with Barbarian that he can create a visceral theatrical experience for audiences and that he commands every tool in the filmmaker toolbelt. We couldn’t be happy that he, Roy [Lee] and Miri [Yoon]and JD [Lifshitz]and Rafi [Margules] New Line thing to be the home of his next film, and hope it is the first of many to come.“
Are you a fan of Barbarianand are you looking forward to seeing what Cregger is going to do with Weapons? Are you glad Pedro Pascal and Renate Reinsve have been cast in the project? Share your thoughts on this one by leaving a comment below.