Jeffrey Wright is thrown to the wolves in Hold the Dark trailer

Last Updated on July 30, 2021

WESTWORLD alum Jeffrey Wright is leaving the town of Sweetwater behind and is headed for the northern Alaskan mountains in search of a young boy, as well as the answers that come with his grizzly disappearance. Directed by GREEN ROOM and BLUE RUIN's Jeremy Saulnier and based off the novel of the same name by William Giraldi, HOLD THE DARK tells the story of a retired naturalist and wolf expert Russell Core (Jeffrey Wright) who journeys to the edge of civilization in northern Alaska at the pleading of Medora Slone (Riley Keough), a young mother whose son was killed by a pack of wolves. As Core attempts to help Medora track down the wolves who took her son, a strange and dangerous relationship develops between the two lonely souls. But when Medora's husband Vernon (Alexander Skarsgard) returns home from the Iraq War, the news of his child's death ignites a violent chain of events. As local cop, Donald Marium (James Badge Dale), races to stop Vernon’s vengeful rampage, Core is forced on a perilous odyssey into the heart of darkness.

Starring alongside Wright for the gripping psychological thriller are Alexander Skarsgard (TRUE BLOOD, THE LEGEND OF TARZAN), James Badge Dale (WORLD WAR z, THE PACIFIC), Riley Keough (MAD MAX: FURY ROAD, IT COMES AT NIGHT), and Julian Black Antelope (SEVENTH SON, THE NORTHLANDER).

Writing the stark and mysterious tale of vengeance is Macon Blair. Meanwhile the film will be produced by Russell Ackerman, John Schoenfelder, Eva Maria Daniels, Neil Kopp, and Anish Savjani.

HOLD THE DARK will premiere globally on Netflix beginning on September 28.

Source: Netflix

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