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Blowing Horn: Paul Rudd to Find Divine Truth in Alex Scharfman’s “Death of a Unicorne”

Blowing Horn: Paul Rudd to Find Divine Truth in Alex Scharfman’s “Death of a Unicorne”

After a decade of producing (beginning with The Heart Machine and more recently Resurrection), American indie producer Alex Scharfman is getting behind the camera for his feature debut – an A24 comedy that Production Weekly lists as a feature that Paul Rudd will topline. Set to go into production this July in Budapest, Death of a Unicorne will be produced by Square Peg’s Ari Aster and Secret Engine’s Lucas Joaquin. Expect further casting news in the weeks to come.

This tells the tale of Elliot and his teenage daughter Ridley who are en route to a crisis management summit with Elliot’s bosses – the pharmaceutical titan Leopold and his family in the remote wilderness when they accidentally crash into a unicorn. 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.

Eric Lavallée is the founder, CEO, editor-in-chief, film journalist and critic at (founded in 2000). Eric is a regular at Sundance, Cannes and TIFF. He has a BFA in Film Studies at the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. In 2013 he served as a Narrative Competition Jury Member at the SXSW Film Festival. He was an associate producer on Mark Jackson's This Teacher (2018 LA Film Festival, 2018 BFI London). In 2022 he served as a New Flesh Comp for Best First Feature at the 2022 Fantasia Intl. Film Festival. Current top films for 2022 include Tár (Todd Field), All That Breathes (Shaunak Sen), Aftersun (Charlotte Wells).

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