Danny Huston Joins Paramount’s ‘Naked Gun’ Reboot

EXCLUSIVE: Danny Huston (The Dead Don’t Hurt) has signed on to star alongside Liam Neeson, Pamela Anderson, Paul Walter Hauser and Kevin Durand in the untitled Naked Gun reboot from Paramount Pictures.

Details as to the film’s plot, as well as Huston’s role in it, are under wraps. But Neeson will play Detective Frank Drebin, as previously announced, with Hauser as his partner Ed. It’s not yet clear who Anderson will be playing, though it’s understood that Durand will be taking on one of the film’s villain roles.

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Akiva Schaffer is directing and exec producing the comedy, slated for release on July 18, 2025. Dan Gregor and Doug Mand wrote the draft script along with Schaffer. Seth MacFarlane and Erica Huggins are producing via Fuzzy Door, with Daniel M. Stillman also serving as EP.

Known for their absurd scenarios and slapstick humor, past Naked Gun films centered on the misadventures of Drebin, the clueless and bumbling police detective played by Leslie Nielsen, who also starred in Jim Abrahams, David Zucker and Jerry Zucker’s short-lived series Police Squad!. Grossing over $216M across three films, the film franchise launched with 1988’s The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad!, with sequels The Naked Gun 2½: The Smell of Fear and Naked Gun 33⅓: The Final Insult following in 1991 and 1994, respectively.

Known for roles in films like Wonder Woman, 21 Grams and The Aviator, as well as series like Paramount+’s Yellowstone, Huston will next be seen in Viggo Mortensen’s Western The Dead Don’t Hurt, out via Shout! Studios on May 31st; Lionsgate’s The Crow, out August 23; and Kevin Costner’s Warner Bros Civil War epic Horizon: An American Saga, which unspools in two parts on June 28 and August 16.

The actor is repped by Untitled Entertainment, UTA, Myman Greenspan Fox, and Julian Belfrage Associates in London.

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