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Pete Davidson to star in horror-thriller from ‘The Purge’ director

Pete Davidson is making headlines yet again — but not for his BDE or Kardashian romance.

Now, the “Saturday Night Live” star is slated to act in a new horror thriller movie, “The Home.”

The film, directed by James DeMonaco of “The Purge” and Adam Canto, will also be produced by Miramax’s Bill Block and Sebastian K. Lemercier. Like Davidson, DeMonaco is a proud Staten Island native.

“We’re excited to be backing DeMonaco’s brilliant vision,” Block told Deadline. “James’ ‘The Purge’ horror franchise has grossed over $450 million at the worldwide box office. With his masterful storytelling abilities and Pete’s versatility as an actor, this film will put audiences everywhere on the edge of their seats.”

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Davidson, perhaps best known for his “SNL” skits and carefree attitude, already made headlines last year as his relationship with Kim Kardashian blossomed.
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The flick will follow Max, played by Davidson, who works at a retirement home filled with residents and caretakers who are hiding more than a few skeletons in their closets. Max, described as “troubled,” snoops through the forbidden fourth floor of the facility, uncovering secrets of his own past, including his childhood in foster care.

Production of “The Home” is supposed to begin this month, according to Deadline, and will be the newest horror film for Miramax, joining the company’s slew of movies including “Scream” and “Dracula.”

Pete Davidson
The heavily-tattooed star will play the main character in the film, Max, who seeks to uncover secrets of a retirement home.
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But this isn’t Davidson’s first stint at acting.

Other than his sketches on SNL — where he is amongst the youngest cast members at 28 years old — he began starring in films two years ago, beginning with Judd Apatow’s “The King of Staten Island” and, later, Hulu’s “Big Time Adolescence.”

Pete Davidson
Davidson most recently appeared on Miley Cyrus’ New Year’s Eve bash after appearing together on Jimmy Fallon’s late-night show.

The Staten Island native also made headlines in 2021 for being romantically linked to Kim Kardashian (which shocked fans, but not Martha Stewart, who thinks he’s “cute”).

Meanwhile, rumors circulated this month that he could be the next 2022 Oscars host.

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