Pedro Pascal, star of hit TV series “The Mandalorian” and “The Last of Us,” has been cast in the upcoming horror film “Weapons”. The film will be directed by Zach Cregger, known for his work on “Barbarian”, and described as an “interrelated, multi-story horror saga” in the same vein as “Magnolia”.
The plot of “Weapons” is being kept under wraps, but the film caused a major bidding war between Hollywood studios, with New Line eventually gaining the rights in January. Pascal’s role in the movie has not been revealed yet.
Pascal’s last feature films were “The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent” and “The Buble,” both released in 2022. Alongside “Weapons”, he is also set to star in Ridley Scott’s “Gladiator” sequel and Ethan Coen’s solo directorial debut “Drive-Away Dolls”. Additionally, a short film called “Strange Way of Life” directed by Pedro Almodovar and starring Ethan Hawke, will premiere at Cannes.
Fans of Pascal’s work will undoubtedly be excited to see him tackle the horror genre in “Weapons”, and with Cregger’s previous success, expectations are high for this upcoming project.