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The Passenger: Kyle Gallner stars in Blumhouse thriller with August release date

The Passenger, a dramatic thriller produced by Blumhouse and starring Kyle Gallner, has secured an August release date

About fifteen months ago, we heard that genre regular Kyle Gallner – whose credits include Red, The Haunting in Connecticut, Jennifer’s Body, A Nightmare on Elm Street, Red State, The Walking Dead, The Cleanse, Alien Code, Ghosts of War, Scream, and Smile, among others – had signed on to star in the dramatic thriller The Passenger for Blumhouse Television and MGM+. Now it has been announced that Paramount Home Entertainment is planning to give the film a digital and VOD release on August 4th, with an MGM+ release to follow later in the year.

The film is part of the Blumhouse Television and MGM+ deal to produce eight original films together. A House on the Bayou, American Refugee, Torn Hearts, Unhuman, The Visitor, There’s Something Wrong the Children, and Unseen were also part of this deal.

Directed by Carter Smith (The Ruins) from a screenplay by Jack Stanley, who has had multiple scripts featured on the Black List, The Passenger follows the journey two flawed, complex characters embark on after a sudden life altering event leads them to confront the troubles in their past to right the wrongs in their lives before time runs out. Randy is perfectly content fading into the background. But when his coworker Benson goes on a sudden and violent rampage leaving a trail of destruction in his wake, Randy is forced to face his fears and confront his troubled past in order to survive.

Gallner plays Benson and is joined in the cast by Johnny Berchtold (Snow Falls) and Liza Weil (Gilmore Girls). Berchtold plays Randy.

The Passenger was executive produced by Jason Blum, Chris McCumber, Jeremy Gold, and Lauren Downey.

Since making his feature directorial debut with The Ruins in 2008, Smith has directed Jamie Marks Is Dead, the Midnight Kiss entry in Blumhouse’s Hulu series Into the Dark, and Swallowed.

Does The Passenger sound like something you would like to watch this August? Let us know by leaving a comment below.

I’m a fan of several of the people involved with the movie and enjoy watching these Blumhouse series (in addition to Into the Dark on Hulu, they also produced a series of films for Amazon under the Welcome to the Blumhouse banner), so I will definitely be watching The Passenger.

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