Hunter's Prayer

Hunter's Prayer
Directed by Jonathan Mostow
Produced by
Written by
Based on For the Dogs
by Kevin Wignall
Music by Lorne Balfe
Cinematography José David Montero
Edited by Ken Blackwell
  • Apollo Media
  • FilmEngine
  • Full Clip Productions
  • Maple Leaf Films
  • Screen Yorkshire
  • Vandal Entertainment
Distributed by Saban Films
  • United States
  • United Kingdom
Language English

Hunter's Prayer, is an upcoming British-American action thriller film directed by Jonathan Mostow, based on the 2004 novel For the Dogs by Kevin Wignall. The film stars Sam Worthington, Alicia Silverstone, Joel Kinnaman, Odeya Rush, Martin Compston, Amy Landecker and Verónica Echegui. Filming began on August 12, 2014 in Yorkshire, England.



On January 30, 2013, it was announced that Sam Worthington would star lead as a hitman who helps a young girl to avenge the murder of her parents and brother, the film For the Dogs, based on Kevin Wignall's novel of same name, scripted by Paul Leyden and Oren Moverman was re-writing the script at that time.[1] Phillip Noyce was set to direct the film, which Anthony Rhulen and Navid McIlhargey would produce through FilmEngine Entertainment, along with Worthington, John Schwarz and Michael Schwarz through their Full Clip Productions, with Leyden.[1] On May 13, Hailee Steinfeld was added to the cast to play the young girl whose parents and brother are murdered.[2] On November 8, the ensemble cast was announced which includes Martin Compston, Amy Landecker and Verónica Echegui.[3] Sierra/Affinity announced that they had sold the film to twenty international buyers.[4]


Filming began in early November 2014 in Yorkshire, England.[4] It would also be shot in Switzerland, New York City, Germany, Spain, Leeds, Harrogate, Helmsley, Scarborough, Saltaire, and Hungary.[3]

Some sections of The Hunter's Prayer were filmed at Devonshire Hall, a student accommodation belonging to the University of Leeds. This took place on November 10. Different Parts of Devonshire Hall were changed to look like a Swiss school, and a room inside Devonshire Hall to look like a Swiss dorm room. They also filmed a car scene on Cumberland Road in Leeds.

Filming also took place on November 24 in the Leeds University's Grand Hall foyer. The Hall's reception office was made up to look like a police office in Zurich.


In September 2016, Saban Films acquired distribution rights to the film.[5]


  1. 1 2 McClintock, Pamela (January 30, 2013). "Berlin 2013: Sam Worthington Set to Star in Phillip Noyce's 'For the Dogs'". Retrieved October 15, 2014.
  2. Fleming Jr, Mike (May 13, 2013). "Cannes: Hailee Steinfeld To Star Opposite Sam Worthington In 'For The Dogs'". Retrieved October 15, 2014.
  3. 1 2 D'Alessandro, Anthony (November 8, 2014). "'Hunter's Prayer' Answered: Sam Worthington Film Sells To 20 Territories". Retrieved November 10, 2014.
  4. 1 2 Frater, Patrick (November 8, 2014). "AFM: Buyers Hear Mostow's 'Prayer' With Sam Worthington". Retrieved November 10, 2014.
  5. McNary, Dave (September 9, 2016). "Toronto: Sam Worthington Thriller 'Hunter's Prayer' Bought by Saban". Variety. Retrieved September 9, 2016.

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