Jeffrey Wright, Alexander Skarsgard, James Badge Dale to Star in Netflix Thriller ‘Hold the Dark’ (Exclusive)
Jeffrey Wright, Alexander Skarsgard and James Badge Dale will star in Hold the Dark, Netflix’s adventure thriller from director Jeremy Saulnier.
Riley Keough and James Bloor are also cast in the project, which is Saulnier’s follow-up to his acclaimed Anton Yelchin thriller Green Room.
Dark adapts the book by William Giraldi and is set in a remote Alaskan wilderness in which wolves have taken and killed children. A wolf-expert biologist is called in to investigate, but finds himself in between a secret-harboring mother, who disappears, and her husband, who goes on a maniacal spree when he returns from Iraq and learns of his son’s death. White, cold snow runs red with hot blood.
Wright will play the biologist caught up in the spree, while Badge Dale is a detective who wants to catch the husband, to be played by Skarsgard. Keough will play the mother and Bloor a creepy drifter.
The movie is looking at shooting in Alberta, Canada, in March.
Macon Blair wrote the script. Producing are Russell Ackerman and John Schoenfelder, as well as Eva Maria Daniels, Anish Savjani and Neil Kopp.
CAA-repped Wright is one of the stars of HBO’s Westworld and appeared in the Hunger Games movies.
Skarsgard last year starred as Tarzan in The Legend of Tarzan and appears opposite Nicole Kidman and Reese Witherspoon in HBO’s Big Little Lies. He is repped by CAA and Hansen Jacobson.
Alexander Skarsgard, Cara Delevingne to Star in ‘Fever Heart’ (Exclusive)
Alexander Skarsgard and Cara Delevingne are hitting the road to star in the gothic thriller Fever Heart, which will be directed by Ben Briand.
The road movie follows an amnesiac (Skarsgard) who teams up with a quick-witted circus sharp shooter (Delevingne) to uncover his lost memories. With a charming and malevolent tracker named Blood Lieberman in violent pursuit, the pair needs to learn to trust each other if they are going to survive this strange land stained with mysticism.
The project, which was co-written by Briand and Kevin W. Koehler, is being produced by Picture Films’ Margot Hand and Matt Dooley, with Michele Bennett and Nadine de Barros executive producing. The pic is slated to begin shooting in 2017.
Fortitude International is handling international rights and will introduce the project to buyers at AFM. WME Global and CAA are co-repping North American rights.
“I’m a huge fan of Ben’s work. I’m overjoyed at the opportunity to work with him,” said Fortitude’s de Barros. “Ben and Kevin’s script had me on the edge of my seat, and Alexander and Cara are the perfect match for this material.”
Skarsgard, known for starring on HBO’s vampire drama True Blood, was most recently seen swinging through the jungle in Warner Bros.’ Tarzan. He’ll soon be seen in the HBO series Big Little Lies with Reese Witherspoon, and he’s filming the Netflix feature Mute with Paul Rudd. Skarsgard is repped by CAA and Hansen, Jacobson.
Nat Wolff & Alexander Skarsgård Join Feature Adaptation Of War Doc ‘The Kill Team’
Nat Wolff and Alexander Skarsgård are set to star in a feature film adaptation of Dan Krauss’ war documentary The Kill Team.
The film tracks the story of Private Adam Winfield, a soldier in Afghanistan who attempted to blow the whistle on members of his platoon who carry out a murderous scheme in the desolate wasteland of Southern Afghanistan. Wolff, who starred in The Fault of Our Stars, is set to play Winfield with Skarsgård, who was recently seen in The Legend of Tarzan, playing the fraternal and imposing Sergeant Deeks.
Krauss will write and direct this version of his documentary, which is currently in pre-production.
Marty Bowen and Wyck Godfrey will produce for Temple Hill Entertainment, while Cornerstone Films will oversee international sales and distribution and will introduce the project to buyers at AFM. UTA and CAA will jointly rep North American rights.
“When we first saw Dan Krauss’ documentary, we were shocked by this story and blown away by his direction,” said Bowen and Godfrey in a statement. “His film’s scope and tension, combined with these morally ambivalent characters, made it irresistible to watch.”
Cornerstone’s Alison Thompson and Mark Gooder said: “We were spellbound by Dan Krauss’ script and vision for the retelling of this true story about a young man’s courage to speak the truth which in doing so, put his own life at risk.”
Wolff and Skarsgård are repped by CAA. Wolff is also repped by Untitled Entertainment. DAn Krauss and Temple Hill are with UTA.
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Based on the best selling book, Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman, Shailene Woodley, Laura Dern, Alexander Skarsgård, Adam Scott, James Tupper, Zoë Kravitz star in HBO’s limited series “Big Little Lies,” coming 2017.