'Hold the Dark': Netflix releases first poster of Jeremy Saulnier thriller starring Westworld's Jeffrey Wright

Based on William Giraldi's novel of the same name, the film is set to take the audience on an unforgettable journey of fear and courage


                            'Hold the Dark': Netflix releases first poster of Jeremy Saulnier thriller starring Westworld's Jeffrey Wright

Netflix has released the first look of filmmaker Jeremy Saulnier's upcoming movie 'Hold the Dark' which is based on William Giraldi’s novel of the same name. Featuring 'Westworld's' Jeffrey Wright as wolf expert Russell Core, the movie will follow Core's journey to the edge of civilization in northern Alaska at the pleading of Medora Slone (played be 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.

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 a 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.

'Hold the Dark' is based on William Giraldi’s novel of the same name (Netflix)
'Hold the Dark' is based on William Giraldi’s novel of the same name (Netflix)

Saulnier, who is best known for his neo-nazi thriller 'Green Room' (2015), certainly has created a lot of expectation in the audience who have seen his work since he first came out in 2013 with the thriller 'Blue Ruin'. He is probably the perfect director for the film which is supposed to go to very unexpected places that the audience can never fathom.

The thriller will see Jeffrey Wright travel to the world's end as Russell Core (Netflix)
The thriller will see Jeffrey Wright travel to the world's end as Russell Core (Netflix)

The film sees the collaboration between Saulnier and his longtime associate Macon Blair who wrote the script. The film was shot in the first half of 2017 before Saulnier got a prestigious gig with Nic Pizzolatto to direct 'True Detective' Season 3. However, Saulnier soon exited the series after directing just two episodes due to creative differences with Pizzolatto.

'Hold the Dark' stars James Badge Dale and Julian Black Antelope and the film is set to premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival next months just before it hits Netflix on September 28.

The film will be yet another collaboration between Saulnier and writer Macon Blair (Netflix)
The film will be yet another collaboration between Saulnier and writer Macon Blair (Netflix)