Weapons: Alden Ehrenreich Joins Zach Cregger’s Barbarian Follow-Up

Alden Ehrenreich

by James White |
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As he develops his follow-up to hit horror movie Barbarian, writer/director Zach Cregger has been quietly building the cast he needs for his latest, Weapons. Alden Ehrenreich is the most recent addition to an ensemble that already includes Josh Brolin and Julia Garner.

Weapons is mostly being kept under wraps, but we have previously heard it described as "an interrelated, multistory horror epic that tonally is in the vein of Magnolia", focusing on missing high school students. Which would not really surprise us given the terrifying intensity and invention of Barbarian.

New Line snapped up the rights to back the new film, which at one point had Pedro Pascal attached to star before his commitment to other gigs including Marvel's Fantastic Four took precedence. In a coincidental quirk, Garner is also in Fantastic Four, but in a smaller role as Shalla-Bal.

Cregger is in pre-production on his latest, so no word on a release date yet, but he'll start shooting next month. As for Ehrenreich, he was seen in Fair Play and a little film that did well at the Oscars called Oppenheimer. He has a role in Marvel's Ironheart series (still waiting to learn when that one will drop this year) and is attached to crime drama Switzerland.

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