“Green Book” actor Jim Klock, Charli Slaughter and Dean West are joining the cast of Universal Pictures’ action-thriller “The Hunt” from “The Leftovers” collaborators Craig Zobel, Damon Lindelof and Nick Cuse.
Plot details for the film have been kept under wraps by the studio, but it’s expected to explore the escalating aggressiveness between the political right and left in America.
Klock, Slaughter (“The Haunting of Hill House”) and West (“LBJ,” “Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger”) will join a cast that includes Justin Hartley, Emma Roberts, Betty Gilpin and Glenn Howerton. The studio recently added Ike Barinholtz to the film’s cast.
The script for the film was written by “Lost” and “The Leftovers” creator Lindelof and collaborator Cuse. Zobel will direct the film, which Universal plans to release in theaters on Oct. 18.
Jason Blum will produce “The Hunt” for his Blumhouse Productions, alongside Lindelof for his White Rabbit shingle, while Cuse and Zobel executive produce.
Universal’s senior executive vice president of production Erik Baiers, senior vice president of production Jay Polidoro and creative executive Mika Pryce will oversee the project on behalf of the studio.
Slaughter appeared in one episode of Netflix’s horror anthology series “The Haunting of Hill House” as Kelsey Dunlap, the little girl who Theo helps in the “Touch” episode.
West recently appeared in “The Highwaymen,” the Netflix film starring Woody Harrelson and Kevin Costner. He also had a role in the Netflix romantic comedy “When We First Met.”
Klock played the patrol officer in “Green Book,” and most recently appeared in Annapurna’s “Wounds,” starring Armie Hammer, Dakota Johnson and Zazie Beetz
Klock is represented by Zero Gravity Management and L.T.A. West is represented by Focused Artists and People Store, and Slaughter is represented by Action Talent Agency.