Universal Pictures and filmmaker James DeMonaco present The Purge: Election Year will expand the universe introduced in The Purge and The Purge: Anarchy, two films that electrified the culture. The new film reveals the next terrifying chapter that occurs over 12 hours of annual lawlessness sanctioned by the “New Founders of America” in order to “keep America great.”
It’s been two years since Leo Barnes (Frank Grillo) stopped himself from a regrettable act of revenge on Purge Night. Now serving as head of security for Senator Charlie Roan (Elizabeth Mitchell), his mission is to protect her in a run for president and survive the annual ritual that targets the poor and innocent. But when a betrayal forces them onto the streets of D.C. on the one night when no help is available, they must stay alive until dawn or both be sacrificed for their sins against the state.
Once again returning to collaborate with franchise creator James DeMonaco on The Purge: Election Year are the series’ producers: Blumhouse Productions’ Jason Blum (Insidious and Ouija series, The Visit), Platinum Dunes partners Michael Bay, Brad Fuller and Andrew Form (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Ouija series, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre), and writer/director DeMonaco’s longtime production partner, Sébastien K. Lemercier (Assault on Precinct 13, Four Lovers).
The Purge: Election Year also stars Mykelti Williamson, Raymond J. Barry, Ethan Phillips, Sparrowhawk, Edwin Hodge, Terry Serpico, David Aaron Baker, Kyle Secor, Kimberly Howe, Joseph Julian Soria, Christopher James Baker, London Hall, Liza Colón-Zayas
The Purge: Election Year hits theaters on July 1st. Check out the trailer below.