Nature gets gangster in the acclaimed comedy HUNT FOR THE WILDERPEOPLE, debuting on DVD September 27, 2016, from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. Written and directed by award-winning filmmaker Taika Waititi (Boy, What We Do in the Shadows, upcoming Thor: Ragnarok), this charmingly offbeat coming-of-age tale features a breakout performance from Julian Dennison (Paper Planes) as Ricky, a misfit city kid raised on hip-hop and foster care. Ricky finally gets a fresh start with new guardians in the New Zealand countryside, but when a tragedy strikes that threatens to ship him to another home, he goes on the run with his grumpy foster uncle Hec, played by Sam Neill (Jurassic Park). Certified 100% Fresh on Rotten Tomatoes, with critics calling it “so smart and funny, such a pleasure to experience, you can’t believe your luck” (Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times), the film was also chosen as an Official Selection at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival.
Bonus features include a behind-the-scenes featurette, a blooper reel, and Director’s Commentary with Director Taika Waititi and Actors Sam Neill and Julian Dennison. HUNT FOR THE WILDERPEOPLE was released theatrically by The Orchard and will be available on digital September 13 and On Demand September 27.
Synopsis: Raised on hip-hop and foster care, defiant city kid Ricky gets a fresh new start in the New Zealand countryside. He quickly finds himself at home with his new foster family: the Loving Aunt Bella, the cantankerous Uncle Hec and dog Tupac. When a tragedy strikes that threatens to ship Ricky to another home, both he and Hec go on the run in the bush. As a national manhunt ensues, the newly branded outlaws must face their options: go out in a blaze of glory or overcome their differences and survive as a family.
HUNT FOR THE WILDERPEOPLE was written by Taika Waititi and is based on the book “Wild Pork & Watercress” by Barry Crump. It was produced by Carthew Neal (upcoming Pete’s Dragon, Tickled), Leanne Saunders (Born to Dance, The Weight of Elephants), Taika Waititi and Matt Noonan (Born to Dance, Turbo Kid). Executive producers are James Wallace and Charlie McClellan. It has a run time of approximately 101 minutes and is rated PG-13 for thematic elements including violent content, and for some language.
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