“The Hunt” from Universal Pictures about liberal elites hunting MAGA type characters is scheduled to be released in theaters in September. The movie’s advertisement on ESPN was pulled because of the two recent mass shootings in El Paso and Dayton. 

According to Hollywood Reporter, the R-rated movie shows blue-state characters who single out their victims because of their opposing opinions or were deemed racist on social media, while the red-state characters are depicted as southerners boasting about owning guns because of their constitutional right.

One of the characters in “The Hunt” asks, “Did anyone see what our ratfucker-in-chief just did?” Someone replies, “At least The Hunt’s coming up. Nothing better than going out to the Manor and slaughtering a dozen deplorables.”

Univeral’s description of “The Hunt,” starring Hilary Swank,  Emma Roberts, Betty Gilpin, reads:

Twelve strangers wake up in a clearing. They don’t know where they are, or how they got there. They don’t know they’ve been chosen… for a very specific purpose … The Hunt. In the shadow of a dark internet conspiracy theory, a bunch of elites gathers for the very first time at a remote Manor House to hunt humans for sport. But the elites’ master plan is about to be derailed because one of the hunted, Crystal (Betty Gilpin, GLOW), knows The Hunters’ game better than they do. She turns the tables on the killers, picking them off, one by one, as she makes her way toward the mysterious woman (two-time Oscar® winner Hilary Swank) at the center of it all.

One filmmaker stated, “Employees in different departments were questioning the wisdom of making such a movie in these times. In light of the horrific [recent shootings], is this not the most craven, irresponsible, dangerous exploitation?”

The social media thriller, written by Nick Cuse and Damon Lindelof, and produced by Jason Blum, is scheduled for release on September 27.

Watch the trailer: