Hold the Dark: Saulnier’s Thriller, Starring Jeffrey Wright, Alexander Skarsgard and James Badge Dale

Jeffrey Wright, Alexander Skarsgard and James Badge Dale star in Hold the Dark, Netflix’s 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 thriller Green Room.

Hold the Dark, which is adapted from the book by William Giraldi, is set in the Alaskan wilderness in which wolves have taken and killed children.

A wolf expert biologist is called in to investigate but finds himself in between 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

Wright is one of the stars of HBO’s Westworld and appeared in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay 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.

Badge Dale was part of Michael Bay’s 13 Hours and recently wrapped The Empty Man, Fox’s adaptation of a Boom! comic.

Keough, who appeared in Mad Max: Fury Road, has two films: noir thriller Under the Silver Moon by It Follows filmmaker David Robert Mitchell, and Logan Lucky from Soderbergh.

Bloor will be seen in Texas Chainsaw Massacre reboot Leatherface and in Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk.