Alexander Skarsgard, Jeffrey Wright Set to Join Netflix Thriller ‘Hold the Dark’

James Badge Dale, Riley Keough and James Bloor also to star in Jeremy Saulnier’s follow-up to “Green Room”

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Jeremy Saulnier has set the cast for his next film, “Hold the Dark.”

The Netflix thriller will star Alexander Skarsgard, Jeffrey Wright, James Badge Dale, Riley Keough and James Bloor.

The follow-up to the director’s “Green Room” is based on the book by William Giraldi and is set in the Alaskan wilderness, where wolves are killing children. A biologist arrives on the scene to investigate and tangles with a dead boy’s dysfunctional parents.

Wright will play the biologist, Badge Dale plays a detective. Skarsgard plays the father and Keough will play the mother, while Bloor’s character is described as a creepy drifter.

Macon Blair, who starred in Saulnier’s debut film “Blue Ruin,” will write the script.

Russell Ackerman, John Schoenfelder, Eva Maria Daniels, Anish Savjani and Neil Kopp will produce.