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Betty Gilpin Fights for Her Life Against Hilary Swank in 'The Hunt' Trailer

Emma Roberts, Justin Hartley, Glenn Howerton, Ike Barinholtz, Amy Madigan and Ethan Suplee also star in the action-horror film.
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Emma Roberts, Justin Hartley, Glenn Howerton, Ike Barinholtz, Amy Madigan and Ethan Suplee also star in the action-horror film.

Universal Pictures released the first trailer for The Hunt on Tuesday.

Inspired by a dark internet conspiracy theory, the action-horror film follows 12 strangers who wake up in a clearing with no knowledge of where they are or how they got there, but soon discover they're being hunted for sport by a group of global elites. The elites’ master plan is soon derailed because one of the hunted, Crystal (Betty Gilpin), knows the hunters’ game better than they do. She turns the tables on the killers and picks them off one by one as she makes her way toward the group's mysterious leader (Hilary Swank).

Emma Roberts, Justin Hartley, Glenn Howerton, Ike Barinholtz, Amy Madigan and Ethan Suplee also star in the film, which was directed by Craig Zobel. Jason Blum and Damon Lindelof produced the film, while Lindelof co-wrote the screenplay with Nick Cuse.

The trailer opens with Crystal asking a pair of convenience store employees what state they are in. When one employee informs her that they are in Arkansas, Crystal grabs a rifle and shoots them both.

After she walks out of the store, she pulls a license plate off of a car that shows they are not in Arkansas, but somewhere in Europe.

The trailer then cuts to Swank's character in a business meeting. "We pay for everything, so this country belongs to us," she says. When a man in the meeting says their business is "hunting human beings for sport," Swank replies, "They're not human beings."

The trailer concludes as Crystal approaches Swank's character. "Lady, you're crazy," Crystal says before she attacks.

The Hunt hits theaters Sept. 27. Watch the full trailer below.

  • Katherine Schaffstall
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