The Movie About Liberal Elites Hunting Deplorables Is Being Released. Producer Says ‘It Just Feels Right’
Universal Pictures’ controversial film “The Hunt,” which is about liberal elites hunting “deplorables,” is set for March to be released. Its initial release was postponed after the mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio.
The Hollywood Reporter described “The Hunt” as “a dozen MAGA types who wake up in a clearing and realize they are being stalked for sport by elite liberals.”
The film was criticized because of violence and its political theme. Damon Lindelof, producer and co-writer, said that the film was not intended to cause division and claims the film is “fair and balanced in satirically roasting all sides.” Lindelof trusts viewers to “make up their minds for themselves.”
“It just feels right,” Lindelof told Variety about why he wants to release it now. “And as more and more people start to see it, we’ve gained confidence in the fact that this is not a dangerous movie. This is not a provocative movie. This is not a divisive movie. I think the big shift between now and then is that more people have seen it and they’ve responded positively.”
“We understand how some believe we are in divided times, but nothing brings us together like a movie. And we hope ‘The Hunt’ can do just that,” Lindelof added.
President Trump criticized the film last August on Twitter. “Liberal Hollywood is Racist at the highest level, and with great Anger and Hate! They like to call themselves ‘Elite,’ but they are not Elite. In fact, it is often the people that they so strongly oppose that are actually the Elite. The movie coming out is made in order to inflame and cause chaos. They create their own violence, and then try to blame others. They are the true Racists, and are very bad for our Country!”
“The Hunt,” which stars Hilary Swank and Glow’s Betty Gilpin is scheduled to be released on March 13.
Watch the trailer: