“Kevin Durand Joins Cast of Universal’s Monster Thriller: All You Need to Know!”


Renowned actor Kevin Durand has been announced as the newest addition to the star-studded cast of the upcoming monster thriller directed by Radio Silence’s Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett.

This highly anticipated project, which is still untitled, is being produced by Universal and promises to offer a fresh and unique take on legendary monster lore, following in the footsteps of the successful films “The Invisible Man” and “Renfield.”

Durand joins a talented ensemble that includes previously announced cast members Melissa Barrera, Alisha Weir, and Dan Stevens. Universal’s approach to their monster films sets them apart, as they are rooted in the horror genre and allow for complete creative freedom in terms of budget, rating, and genre.

These movies are not part of a shared interconnected universe, giving filmmakers the opportunity to explore and develop individual stories that stand on their own.

Penned by Stephen Sheilds with revisions by Guy Busick, the script for this thrilling monster film is sure to captivate audiences. The production team behind the project is helmed by Chad Villella of Radio Silence, who will produce alongside William Sherak, Paul Neinstein, and James Vanderbilt from Project X Entertainment.

Tripp Vinson is also attached as a producer, with Jay Polidoro, Holly Goline, Kelly Cannon, and Jacqueline Garell overseeing the project on behalf of Universal. Fans can mark their calendars, as the film is set to hit theaters on April 19, 2024.

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Durand’s involvement in this exciting project comes on the heels of his recent lead role in 20th Century Studios’ “Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes,” directed by Wes Ball. Audiences can currently catch Durand in the CBC limited series “Essex County,” based on Jeff Lemire’s graphic novel.

The actor has a strong working relationship with Carlton Cuse, having collaborated with him on the second and third seasons of the Netflix series “Locke & Key” after previously working together on “Lost” and “The Strain.” Durand’s impressive television credits also include notable appearances in “Swamp Thing,” “Ballers,” “Trial & Error,” and “Vikings.”

Durand’s filmography boasts an array of diverse roles, showcasing his versatility as an actor. He has appeared in Ryan Coogler’s “Fruitvale Station,” Atom Egoyan’s Cannes Competition title “The Captive,” and the gripping crime drama “Devil’s Knot.”

His performances in “X-Men Origins: Wolverine” and “Real Steel” opposite Hugh Jackman earned him further recognition. Durand has also worked with esteemed directors such as David Cronenberg in “Cosmopolis” alongside Robert Pattinson, James Mangold in “3:10 to Yuma” with Christian Bale and Russell Crowe, and Joe Carnahan in “Smokin’ Aces” opposite Chris Pine and Ryan Reynolds. His talent was also showcased in “Robin Hood” alongside Russell Crowe.

Represented by APA, Alchemy Entertainment, The Characters Talent Agency, and Brecheen, Feldman, Breimer, Kevin Durand is an actor whose versatility and dedication to his craft have made him a sought-after talent in both film and television.

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With his latest addition to the cast of the Radio Silence monster thriller, audiences can look forward to seeing him bring his unique charisma and talent to the big screen once again.

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