Pedro Pascal has signed up to join the ensemble for Zach Cregger’s ambitious horror project, following his 2022 debut Barbarian.
Following some heavyweight bidding at the turn of the year, New Line secured the services of fast-upcoming filmmaker Zach Cregger. Following the buzz caused by his 2022 debut Barbarian, the bidding war to secure Cregger and his next film, Weapons, was reportedly pretty intense and resulted in the filmmaker snagging a very handsome deal.
Although details are being kept very much under wraps, Cregger’s first project with New Line is said to be ‘a multistory horror epic that tonally is in the vein of 1999’s Magnolia,’ Paul Thomas Anderson’s star-packed ensemble drama that featured a series of interconnected narratives.
We’re sold on this idea and we’re seemingly not the only ones either. One very interested party seems to be none other than Pedro Pascal who has reportedly signed up to feature in Weapons. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the star of The Last of Us, The Mandalorian and Game of Thrones (pictured above starring opposite Nicolas Cage in The Unbearable Weight Of Massive Talent) will be appearing in Cregger’s ambitious horror project.
Additionally, we heard back in March that Rooney Mara had joined the project, although that still appears to be unconfirmed at this point. Still, if those two names are anything to go by, Creggers is looking to assemble quite the cast for his next venture.
As for Pascal, the actor has built up plenty of fan love for his work on The Mandalorian before going on to earn huge critical acclaim for his portrayal of Joel in HBO’s The Last Of Us series. The actor looks to be leveraging his elevated profile, securing a part in Ridley Scott’s Gladiator 2 and now landing a role in Weapons. We’ll bring you more casting news on this one as we hear it.
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