“The Hunt” was originally slated for a Sept. 27, 2019 release date, however, due to the tragic shootings around the United States and the controversy around the film’s subject, Universal decided not to go ahead with the release.

However as reported by Variety today, “The Hunt” is officially back on track to get a theatrical release after all. The Craig Zobel directed thriller will be released on Friday, March 13, 2020.

The following synopsis was written by Universal to accompany the new trailer release:

In the shadow of a dark internet conspiracy theory, a group of elites gathers for the very first time at a remote Manor House to hunt ordinary Americans for sport. But the elites’ master plan is about to be derailed because one of The Hunted, Crystal (Betty Gilpin, GLOW), knows The Hunters’ game better than they do. She turns the tables on the killers, picking them off, one by one, as she makes her way toward the mysterious woman (two-time Oscar® winner Hilary Swank) at the center of it all.”

Academy Award nominee Jason Blum (“Get Out”) is serving as producer on the film under the Blumhouse Productions banner and has been co-created by Emmy Award winner Damon Lindelof (“Lost”) who has recently had a huge amount of success with his HBO drama “Watchmen.”

Among the cast is two-time Academy Award winner Hilary Swank (“Boys Don’t Cry,” “Million Dollar Baby”), Emmy Award nominee Betty Gilpin (“GLOW”), Emma Roberts (“American Horror Story”), Justin Hartley (“This is Us”) and Ike Barinholtz (“Suicide Squad”).

Universal is using the initial controversy surrounding the film as a marketing tool this time around with a new tagline:

‘The most talked about movie of the year is the one nobody has seen … yet.’

Below is the brand new trailer for “The Hunt”:

Universal will release “The Hunt” on March 13, 2020.

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