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Veteran character actor Stephen McHattie set to play a farmer in gritty thriller Wolves

09.11.2012by: Jake Dee

As David Hayter's WOLVES preps for its first shot this Thursday, a late cast addition has been made in the form of veteran character actor Stephen McHattie. Joining leads Lucas Till and Jason Momoa, McHattie (seen right) will portray a key role as a farmer named John Tolleson.

Place the role in the larger context:

Cayden Richards, 18, has it all: Captain of the high school football team, straight-A student, gorgeous girlfriend. But when he wakes one dark night to find his parents brutally murdered, he is horrified to realize that he is turning into an animal: a wild, savage wolf.

Panicked, Cayden runs, determined to find out what is happening to him. His quest leads him to the strange, isolated town of Lupine Ridge, where two clans of wolves are on the brink of war. The opposing clans are lead by Connor, the powerful, pure-blood alpha of a savage pack and John Tollerman, an old farmer, committed to protecting the human citizens of Lupine Ridge.

But when Cayden falls for Angelina, the beautiful, young mate promised to Connor, a battle to the death is inevitable. And as the past begins to reveal itself, Cayden's place in the world becomes clearer -- As does his power to put an end to the savage violence building up around, and within him.

About WOLVES, which Hayter sees as a viable franchise, the writer/director said this:

"You're not going to see a person with a snout transforming into a werewolf and it's going to take place in a mountain that's almost unconnected to the modern world."

Hayter also cited as AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON and GINGER SNAPS as being the most cliche-free of the genre, and by all means looks to create his own dent with WOLVES.

Think he will?

Extra Tidbit: You buying what Hayter's selling or will this end up being a sad NEW MOON ripper?
Source: Variety

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