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Universal Cancels Release of 'The Hunt' Movie Following Recent Mass Shootings

Universal Cancels Release of 'The Hunt' Movie Following Recent Mass Shootings

Universal Pictures has canceled plans to release the movie The Hunt next month following the recent mass shootings that have taken place in the United States.

The movie follows a group of twelve strangers who wake up in a clearing and don’t know where they are or how they got there. What they don’t know is that they’ve been chosen to be hunted down by a bunch of elites who hunt humans for sport.

Ike Barinholtz, Betty Gilpin, Emma Roberts, and Hilary Swank starred in the Blumhouse horror film.

“While Universal Pictures had already paused the marketing campaign for The Hunt, after thoughtful consideration, the studio has decided to cancel our plans to release the film. We stand by our filmmakers and will continue to distribute films in partnership with bold and visionary creators, like those associated with this satirical social thriller, but we understand that now is not the right time to release this film,” the studio said in a statement.

The movie was set to hit theaters on September 27 and it’s not yet known if the film will ever be seen by the public. The recently released trailer has already been pulled from online.

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Photos: Universal Pictures
Posted to: Betty Gilpin, Emma Roberts, Hilary Swank, Ike Barinholtz, Movies, The Hunt

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