Pedro Pascal to Star in New Horror Epic ‘Weapons’ from ‘Barbarian’ Filmmakers


Pedro Pasca l, known for his roles in Narcos and Game of Thrones, is set to star in the upcoming film Weapons from the filmmakers behind Barbarian.

New Line is behind the feature, which has a script written and directed by Zach Cregger. Cregger will also produce the film alongside Roy Lee of Vertigo, J.D. Lifshitz, Raphael Margules of BoulderLight Pictures, and Vertigo’s Miri Yoon.

Plot details have been kept under wraps, but Weapons has been described as an interrelated, multistory horror epic in the vein of Paul Thomas Anderson’s Magnolia.

Although character details for Pascal have not been revealed, he is currently riding a wave of Emmy buzz for his leading role in HBO’s The Last of Us, an adaptation of the Sony video game.

In the show, Pascal plays a broken and stone-hearted father figure guiding a headstrong young woman in a post-apocalyptic America.

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The Last of Us has defied the expectations of the zombie genre, focusing on drama and relationships and becoming a ratings smash for the cable network.

Weapons was the subject of an intense bidding war in January, with Hollywood studios and streamers vying for the chance to work with Cregger, whose Barbarian was produced for only $4.5 million and became a favorite of audiences, critics, and fellow filmmakers and actors. New Line ultimately won the auction, with a deal that included a guaranteed green light and guaranteed theatrical release.

Pascal is also gearing up to star in the Gladiator sequel for Ridley Scott and Paramount, as well as Ethan Coen’s film Drive-Away Dolls, set to be released by Focus Features in September.

He will also attend the Cannes film festival premiere of Pedro Almodovar’s short film Strange Way of Life, alongside Ethan Hawke, which will be distributed by Sony Pictures Classics this fall.

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Pascal is represented by CAA, Relevant, and Jackoway Austen. A fall shoot is being eyed for Weapons.

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