Sam Worthington-Led For the Dogs Now Titled Hunter’s Prayer


The Sam Worthington-led actioner For the Dogs has a new title today. Screen Daily reports that Jonathan Mostow film, which is based on Kevin Wignall’s novel, will now be titled Hunter’s Prayer. The news breaks alongside word that Screen Yorkshire has come aboard to finance the production with the company’s largest investment to date.

The film is set to feature a screenplay by Paul Leyden, Oren Moverman, John Brancato and Michael Ferris, adapting the original Wignall text officially described as follows:

Inspired in part by “The Nibelungenlied” (the epic German poem which was the basis for Wagner’s “Ring Cycle”) and partly by Jane Austen’s “Persuasion” (both books actually appear in the text), this is the story of Ella and Lucas. Ella is touring Italy with her boyfriend, unaware that her entire family has been murdered, that her father’s business dealings are questionable, and that someone is about to attempt to kill her. Lucas is a retired hitman, keeping an eye on Ella as a favour for her father. He saves Ella from her would-be killers, but a complex dance ensues, with Ella determined on revenge, and Lucas equally determined to leave that life behind, to reconnect with his former girlfriend and the daughter he’s never known.

Hunter’s Prayer will shoot in the UK and in Hungary next year.

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