The Home | Pete Davidson horror secures UK distribution

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Coming from the director of The Purge, Pete Davidson-headlined ‘retirement home horror’ The Home will release later this year.

Pete Davidson emerged as a star following popular turns on Saturday Night Live, and the comedian-turned-actor is continuing to break into films with a role in The Home

The horror-thriller has been directed and written by The Purge creator James DeMonaco, and a UK distributor has now been confirmed for the project.

According to Variety, Signature Entertainment has acquired UK distribution rights to the film. No release details are forthcoming at the time of writing, although the report suggests that we will see the film sometime later this year. The smart money will be on October given the genre but we’ll wait and see.

Davidson’s character, Max, ‘is a troubled man who starts working in a retirement home. He soon discovers that the residents and caretakers are harbouring secrets. As he digs deeper into the home and investigates forbidden territory on the fourth floor, he finds some connections to his past as a child in foster care.’

Though he has had some smaller roles in the past, 2019’s The King Of Staten Island was Davidson’s first leading role. He also appeared in James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad and he entertained in 2022’s Gen Z slasher Bodies Bodies Bodies, his first foray into horror. Like 2023’s Dumb Money, Davidson’s turn in Bodies Bodies Bodies was as part of an ensemble. The Home represents another venture into leading man territory so we’re keen to see how this one turns out.

We’ll bring you release details as we hear them, but we expect to see this one later in the year. In the meantime, Davidson is working with some fun ensembles on upcoming projects including Riff-Raff with Jennifer Coolidge, Ed Harris and Lewis Pullman. Then there’s The Pickup, which sees Davidson team up with Eddie Murphy, Keke Palmer and Andrew Dice Clay. More on those projects as details emerge.

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