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Hunter Schafer is set to make her film debut, starring in the upcoming horror film, ‘Cuckoo’

Hunter Schafer Cuckoo

By now, the majority of the population has either tuned in, or at least heard of HBO's hit television series, Euphoria. If you happen to make up the small percentage of those who haven't, it's about time you catch up. Aside from the gripping and moving storyline; it didn't take long for us to fall in love with the show's characters either, who have become pop culture icons in their own right. Hunter Schafer and her character Jules certainly make that list, so when we found out that she was confirmed to star in a new horror film, Cuckoo, we were immediately intrigued.


For those wondering, yes, this marks Schafer's first movie role and it's no small feat. Schafer is starring alongside Crazy Rich Asians and Eternals actor, Gemma Chan; with the legendary John Malkovich also in the mix. Schafer is amongst some of the industry's a-listers; which is exactly where she deserves to be. Also confirmed to play a role in the film are Sofia Boutella (Modern Love), Zita Harnot (The Hook Up Plan), and Jan Bluthardt.


At this point in time, there is very little information on what Cuckoo is about. What we do know is that Tilman Singer is writing and directing the film; and considering that Singer is no stranger to horror films – having also directed the 2018 supernatural thriller, Luz we're going to take an educated guess and surmise that Cuckoo will be scary. Although, recent images that Schafer posted on her Instagram grid definitely support this. The actor can be seen hiding from a figure in a trench coat with her arm in a futuristic sling and her head bandaged up.

We also know that Neon, the production company behind both Parasite and Spencer will be lending a hand in the project; so we can rest assured Cuckoo will be receiving some first class production treatment.


Cuckoo recently wrapped up filming in Germany, and so, we can expect the horror to hit theatres sometime in 2023.


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