The Godfather Actor Al Pacino All Set To Lead in Amazon series, 'The Hunt'; Plot, Release Date, and Cast
Amazon series 'The Hunt' adds five new stars to its cast led by Al Pacino.
Streaming service, 'Amazon' is gearing up for new world war 2 drama, 'The Hunt'. The project already has the affirmed appearance of Academy winning actor, Al Pacino.
'The Hunt' has been reported of being a vengeance-driven Nazi-hunting series likewise starring Logan Lerman, and Jerrika Hinton.
The series' cast now has more stars. According to reports, Becky Ann Baker ('Men in Black'), Julissa Bermudez ('106 & Park'), Miles G. Jackson ('The Last OG'), Josh Mostel ('Big Daddy'), and Junno Davies ('Spotless') have joined the upcoming Amazon Prime Video original series all set for key recurring roles.
Academy winning director, Jordan Peele is serving as an executive producer for the series. The show pursues a diverse band of Nazi hunters living in 1977 New York City. The group, known as The Hunters, have discovered there are hundreds of high-ranking Nazi officials living amidst them and these officials are plotting to create a Fourth Reich in the US.
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The eclectic team of Hunters will set out on a dangerous mission to bring the Nazis to justice and to thwart their genocidal agendas. While the series is an original production, it draws inspiration from real historical events.
Bermudez is set to play a nurse named 'Maria' while Baker is up for essaying the role of 'Juanita Kreps,' the Secretary of Commerce. Mostel plays 'Rabbi Stecker' of New York City whereas Jackson is portraying the role of an ill-honored journalist Danny Rohr. Davies will likewise play Tobias, a bodyguard.
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Logan Lerman, known for playing the lead role in the fantasy-adventure 'Percy Jackson' movies, 'The Perks of Being a Wallflower' and 'Indignation', is being tapped in to romped the character of Jonah Heidelbaum, who when his grandmother is killed in their apartment by a mysterious intruder, sets off to find the culprit.
Heidelbaum finds himself swept up in the organization known as The Hunt, a group of justice-seeking individuals who are committed to rooting out the 'murderous' Nazis taking asylum in the US under dummy identities. Al Pacino is capering the persona of 'Meyer Offerman,' a Nazi hunter who guides Lerman's character.
The series also has Josh Radnor (Ted Mosby) from 'How I Met Your Mother' playing the role of Lonny Flash, a movie star who is covertly a member of Meyer's organization.
'The Hunt' will be globally exclusive for the streaming service, meaning that it will premiere in 200+ countries and territories through Amazon Prime Video. The release date for the series, however, is yet to be announced. The show marks the first new scripted venture pickup for Amazon since Jennifer Salke took over Amazon Studios as its head.
The Hunt originated as a hot drama series spec, which was pitched out to the premium marketplace by Sonar Entertainment last fall, nabbing interest from multiple studios. The company had been in talks with another network when Amazon recently stepped up and annexed the project.