Simon Rex to Co-Star in Heaven’s Gate Cult Drama ‘The Leader’

Simon Rex gave his career a new jolt of electricity with his nearly Oscar-nominated turn in Red Rocket back in 2021. Since then, there’s been a bit of a wait to see where this renaissance would lead Rex. Well, now we’ve found out what one of his most interesting new roles will be.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Rex is joining the cast of The Leader, a drama based on the Heaven’s Gate cult. Also in the film will be Tim Blake Nelson and Vera Farmiga, telling the story of the notorious religious cult behind a mass suicide back in 19967. Rex will be one of the followers of the cult. Stay tuned for more on this one.

Source: THR


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Written by Steven Prusakowski

Steven Prusakowski has been a cinephile as far back as he can remember, literally. At the age of ten, while other kids his age were sleeping, he was up into the late hours of the night watching the Oscars. Since then, his passion for film, television, and awards has only grown. For over a decade he has reviewed and written about entertainment through publications including Awards Circuit and Screen Radar. He has conducted interviews with some of the best in the business - learning more about them, their projects and their crafts. He is a graduate of the RIT film program. You can find him on Twitter and Letterboxd as @FilmSnork – we don’t know why the name, but he seems to be sticking to it.

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