Pete Davidson, who starred in Judd Apatow’s The King of Staten Island, has been cast in horror-thriller The Home. 

The actor may be known for his comedy performances on Saturday Night Live, but Pete Davidson is continuing to break into acting with a role in The Home. The horror-thriller is being directed and written by The Purge creator James DeMonaco, and Miramax is producing.

Davidson’s character, Max, is a troubled man who starts working in a retirement home. He soon discovers that the residents and caretakers are harbouring secrets. As he digs deeper into the home and investigates forbidden territory on the fourth floor, he finds some connections to his past as a child in foster care. According to Deadline, the film will start production later this month.

Though he has had some smaller roles in the past, 2019’s The King of Staten Island was Davidson’s first leading role. He also appeared in James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad. The horror genre is certainly new to him, and it will be interesting to see him do something completely different.

This news comes as rumours circulate that Davidson may host the 2022 Oscars ceremony. Page Six reports that his team are in contact with the producers of the Academy Awards, who are looking to shake things up after four years without a host. His Saturday Night Live career and his success hosting NBC’s New Year’s Eve special show that he may be the one for the job.

The Home enters production later this month. More news as we hear it.

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