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Jacob Elordi And Zachary Quinto's Serial Killer Movie Will Get a Theatrical Release Next Year

Jacob Elordi And Zachary Quinto's Serial Killer Movie Will Get a Theatrical Release Next Year

(L) Zachary Quinto and (R) Jacob Elordi
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The film follows the pair on a cross-country road trip with a chimpanzee.

A comedic serial killer movie starring Zachary Quinto, Jacob Elordi, and a chimp? Sign us up!

After being radio silent for months, we finally have some news about when the upcoming film He Went That Waywill be released. The darkly comedic take on a real-life serial killer’s exploits stars Elordi as 19-year-old killer Bobby Falls who goes on a three-day-long road trip with an animal handler named Jim Goodwin (Quinto) and his prized chimpanzee.

The film is based on the true story of celebrity animal trainer Dave Pitts’ harrowing three-day experience with serial killer Larry Lee Ranes, which took place in 1964 as the pair drove across Route 66 with Pitts’ TV-star chimp Spanky on their way to perform with The Ice Capades. The movie is inspired by Conrad Hilberry’s book Luke Karamazov and first-hand accounts from Pitts, who was the only one to survive Ranes’ killing spree.

He Went That Way made its world premiere earlier this year at the Tribeca Film Festival and now Vertical has announced they’ve picked up the US distribution rights for the film and plan for it to be released exclusively in theaters early in 2024.

“We were enthralled by Jacob and Zachary’s gritty chemistry when we watched the film at Tribeca and knew immediately this would be a story audiences would find captivating,” Vertical Partner Peter Jarowey said, according to Deadline.

The two starring actors have both found huge success with LGBTQ+ films this year—Elordi with the thriller Saltburn and Quinto with comedy Down Low—so we are very excited to see the duo’s “gritty chemistry” together!

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