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The Passenger trailer: Blumhouse thriller starring Kyle Gallner reaches VOD in August

A trailer has been released for The Passenger, a Blumhouse production starring Kyle Gallner that reaches VOD in August

Blumhouse Television and MGM+ have a 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 part of this deal. The eighth film in the series is The Passenger, which Paramount Home Entertainment will be giving a digital and VOD release on August 4th, with an MGM+ release to follow later in the year. With the release date swifty approaching, a trailer for The Passenger has arrived online and can be seen in the embed above.

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.

Johnny Berchtold (Snow Falls) plays Randy and is joined in the cast by Liza Weil (Gilmore Girls) and genre regular Kyle Gallner. 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 – takes on the role of Benson.

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? What did you think of the film’s trailer? 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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