The horror thriller Weapons of Zach Cregger (Barbarian) y New Line Cinemamade a new signing for its cast.

Is about June Diane Raphael who joins in a role for which there are no details at the moment, according to Deadline. The actress has been part of series such as Grace and Frankie, Abbott Elementary, The Morning Show, Based On a True Storyand movies like Long Shoty Blockers.

The actress joins those previously announced Julia Garner (Ozark, The Fantastic Four), Josh Brolin (Dune: Part Two, Sicario) in leading roles, Alden Ehrenreich (Fair Play, Cocaine Bear), Benedict Wong (3 Body Problem), Amy Madigan (Antlers), Austin Abrams (Euphoria), y Cary Christopher (Days of Our Lives).

This will be Cregger's next project after directing the horror sensation Barbarian (2022), which marked his debut in horror films.

Weapons is described as:

“A horror epic of several interrelated stories about the disappearance of high school students in a small town.”

“Is a multiple and interrelated epic horror story that is in tone in the vein of Magnoliafilmmaker Paul Thomas Anderson’s 1999 actor-packed showcase.”

In addition to directing, Cregger wrote the script and will produce alongside Roy Lee from Vertigo, producer of Barbarian, and JD Lifshitz and Raphael Margules of BoulderLight Pictures. Vertigo's Miri Yoon also produces.

Some sources believe that “If things go well with this project, one goal would be for Cregger to eventually become a major horror voice and supplier to the Warners/New Line movie factory.”

Weapons with will be released in theaters on January 16, 2026and will be distributed globally by Warner Bros. Pictures.


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