Having now wrapped production on Death of a Unicorn, A24’s new film starring Paul Rudd and Wednesday‘s Jenna Ortega, the studio has officially announced that the rest of the ensemble include Richard E. Grant, Tea Leoni, Will Poulter, Anthony Carrigan, Sunita Mani, Jessica Hynes, and Stephen Park.
The film follows father-daughter duo Elliot (Rudd) and Riley (Ortega) who accidentally hit and kill a unicorn while on their way to a weekend retreat, where the former’s billionaire boss and pharmaceutical CEO (Grant) seeks to exploit the mythical creature’s miraculous curative properties.
Death of a Unicorn marks Alex Scharfman’s directorial debut, from a screenplay he wrote. Prior to Death of a Unicorn, he’s produced such notable indies as Blow the Man Down and Resurrection, among other titles. As A24 is not part of the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers, it was allowed to film the project over the summer under an interim agreement, during the still-ongoing SAG-AFTRA strike. Halloween‘s John Carpenter is composing music for the horror comedy alongside son Cody Carpenter and Daniel Davies.
Death of a Unicorn has wrapped production but does not currently have a release date. Stay tuned for further updates as we get them!