Paul Rudd, Jenna Ortega's Death of a Unicorn to film in Hungary

Square Peg and Secret Engine produce the dark comedy for A24

By Priyanca Rajput 21 Jul 2023

Paul Rudd, Jenna Ortega's Death of a Unicorn to film in Hungary

Production on A24's Death of a Unicorn is set to film in Budapest, Hungary this month.

Starring Paul Rudd and Jenna Ortega, the story centres on Elliot and Ridley, who "accidentally crash into a unicorn while they are en route to a crisis management summit with Elliot’s bosses, Dell Leopold and his family. “It isn’t long before the Leopolds get hold of this magical creature and their scientists discover that its flesh, blood, and, most of all, horn are endowed with supernaturally curative properties, which the Leopolds seek to exploit."

Hungary’s capital Budapest will serve as the principal location of the dark comedy. 

Since A24 is not part of the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP), the project has been granted a waiver from SAG-AFTRA to proceed with production. 

Alex Scharfman, whose producing credits include Rebecca Hall and Amazon Prime Video’s Blow the Man Down, writes and directs the feature.

Ari Aster (Midsommar, Beau Is Afraid) and Lucas Joaquin produce the film for their companies Square Peg and Secret Engine respectively.

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