Pete Davidson is tossing out his comedic side for a darker role!
The name DeMonaco should ring a bell for horror fanatics as the talented 52-year-old created the famous “Purge” franchise. Now, his next masterpiece has a unique main character.
Pete Davidson To Star As A Troubled Man In “The Home”
Davidson has proven himself as a gifted comedian when it comes to making the audience laugh, but the 28-year-old entertainer requires darker skills in his latest venture.
The “King Of Staten Island” star shall portray Max, a troubled young man who works at a retirement home for the upcoming thriller.
However, his character soon realized that the residents and caretakers hid dangerous secrets. In a bid to discover the truth, Max uncovered more than he bargained for.
The fourth floor of the retirement home was strictly forbidden to outsiders. However, once Davidson’s character ventured into the unknown, he uncovered shocking connections to his past as a foster child.
This exciting movie shall be produced by Miramax’s Bill Block and Sebastian K. Lemercier, while the dramatic screenplay would be a collaborative effort between DeMonaco and Adam Canto.
Regarding the horror flick, Block couldn’t help but gush to the news outlet about how honored he felt to work alongside a screenwriter as talented as DeMonaco.
The film producer stated that his excitement was general as the 52-year-old director’s The Purge horror franchise has “grossed over $450 million at the worldwide box office.”
Block believed that supporting “DeMonaco’s brilliant vision” in addition to Davidson’s talents would create a hit movie. In his words:
“With [DeMonaco’s] masterful storytelling abilities and Pete’s versatility as an actor, this film will put audiences everywhere on the edge of their seats.”
Production has been scheduled to begin later this month, and this thriller would be the latest addition to Miramax’s horror flicks including, “Scream,” “Halloween,” and “Dracula.”
This upcoming movie would also be a new milestone for the 28-year-old comedian, whose acting skills have mostly been recognized for Judd Apatow’s “The King of Staten Island” and Hulu’s “Big Time Adolescence.”
Nevertheless, it was impossible not to recognize Davidson’s name as he has always been a hot topic for discussion even before his recent relationship with reality TV star Kim Kardashian.
The “SNL” Star’s Life And Career
As shared by Cosmopolitan, the TV personality has made a name for himself as a comedian, writer, producer, and actor.
In 2016, he filmed his first stand-up special, “Pete Davidson: SMD,” and earned a spot in the Forbes 30 Under 30 list.
Despite his joyful personality, the “Set It Up” actor has experienced various painful moments while growing up. His father, Scott Davidson, was a firefighter who died during the tragic 9/11 terrorist attacks.
When he was a teenager, the comedian was diagnosed with an inflammatory bowel disease known as Crohn’s disease. Later on, he was also diagnosed with borderline personality disorder.
After years of struggling with substance abuse, “The Suicide Squad” actor revealed in 2017 that he was finally sober for the first time after receiving help for drug use.
The “Pete Davidson: Alive from New York” Star May Be The Next Oscars’ Host
The new year kept getting better for Davidson as The Blast previously reported that “The Angry Birds Movie 2” voice actor was a potential candidate to host the Oscars.
This was a huge deal because there hasn’t been a host for the prestigious event since 2018, thereby putting a lot of pressure on 2022’s chosen candidate.
However, it appeared the producers of the 94th annual ceremony believed the comedian could shoulder the responsibility as sources claimed the Oscar committee was talking to Davidson’s team.
The 28-year-old may be able to win this spot, as the entertainer’s joint appearance with Miley Cyrus for the New Year’s Eve special brought in “6.3 million viewers.”
Aside from achieving new milestones this month, the “The Jesus Rolls” star suffered an emotional blow following the death of the comedian Bob Sagat.
The Blast revealed that Davidson shared a heartfelt letter expressing how the late icon had been one of the nicest people in the world, who helped him during his mental health battles.