Alden Ehrenreich Joins New Line Horror Thriller ‘Weapons’ From Zach Cregger

Alden Ehrenreich (Fair Play) is the newest addition to the cast of Weapons, New Line’s horror thriller from writer-director Zach Cregger.

While details as to the film’s plot and Ehrenreich’s role are under wraps for now, the actor joins an ensemble that also includes Julia Garner and Josh Brolin. Pic is Cregger’s follow-up to Barbarian, the horror film marking his debut solo outing which opened #1 at the box office in 2022 and sits at 93% on Rotten Tomatoes. Starring Georgina Campbell, Bill Skarsgård, and Justin Long, that film grossed ten times its production budget of $4.5 million to ultimately take in more than $45 million worldwide.

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Cregger will also produce Weapons alongside his Barbarian producing team, Roy Lee of Vertigo and J.D. Lifshitz and Raphael Margules of BoulderLight Pictures. Vertigo’s Miri Yoon also produces.

Ehrenreich is coming off of Chloe Domont’s acclaimed romantic drama Fair Play, which Netflix snapped up following its debut at Sundance, as well as Christopher Nolan’s Best Picture winner Oppenheimer, which had him starring opposite Robert Downey Jr. as a Senate aide. Also in 2023, the actor starred in Elizabeth Banks’s box office hit Cocaine Bear for Universal opposite Keri Russell and the late Ray Liotta.

Up next, Ehrenreich will next be seen as a lead in the Disney+/Marvel miniseries Ironheart. The thesp is repped by CAA, Linden Entertainment, and Felker Toczek Suddleson.

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