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.