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Jeffrey Wright and Alexander Skarsgard join Jeremy Saulnier's Green Room follow-up

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Story by Jack Foley

JEFFREY Wright and Alexander Skarsgard have joined the cast of adventure thriller Hold The Dark, writer-director Jeremy Saulnier’s follow-up to Green Room.

They will be joined by James Badge Dale, Riley Keough and James Bloor.

Based on the book by William Giraldi, Hold The Dark 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 caught in between a mother harbouring a secret, who disappears, and her husband, who goes on a maniacal spree when he returns from Iraq and learns of his son’s death.

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 set to start shooting in Alberta, Canada, in March.

Wright is one of the stars of HBO’s Westworld, while Skarsgard was most recently seen in the flop blockbuster The Legend of Tarzan as well as corrupt cop comedy-thriller War on Everyone. He will soon be seen opposite Nicole Kidman and Reese Witherspoon in HBO’s Big Little Lies as well as Duncan Jones’ Mute.

Badge Dale was part of Michael Bay’s 13 Hours and recently wrapped The Empty Man, Fox’s adaptation of a Boom! comic, while Keough appeared in Mad Max: Fury Road. She has also recently completed the noir thriller Under The Silver Lake (from It Follows filmmaker David Robert Mitchell) and Steven Soderbergh’s Logan Lucky.

Newcomer Bloor will soon be seen in Texas Chainsaw Massacre reboot Leatherface as well as Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk.

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