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Jeffrey Wright is on the Hunt in First Trailer for Netflix’s New Psychological Thriller ‘Hold the Dark’

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On Tuesday, Netflix debuted a brand new trailer for its upcoming psychological thriller film Hold the Dark and this first look will have you gripping to the edge of your seat.

Starring Westworld‘s Jeffrey Wright, the film is set in the treacherous Alaskan wilderness where wolf expert Russel Core (Wright’s character) is called upon to investigate a child’s disappearance. From that point forward, the trailer takes us on a dark and twisted look into Core’s journey to help the child’s grieving mother and combat with the child’s rampaging father.

Directed by Jeremy Saulnier, Hold The Dark stars Alexander Skarsgård, Riley Keough, James Badge Dale, and Julian Black Antelope in addition to Wright. The screenplay is written by Macon Blair.

The film premieres on Netflix starting on September 28th. Check out the intense trailer and full film synopsis below.

Synopsis:

“The newest and boldest film from acclaimed director Jeremy Saulnier (Green Room, Blue Ruin), HOLD THE DARK is a taut examination of human nature and the mysteries of the wilderness.

Retired naturalist and wolf expert Russell Core (Jeffrey Wright) journeys to the edge of civilization in northern Alaska at the request of Medora Slone (Riley Keough), a young mother whose son was killed by a pack of starving wolves. As Core attempts to help the woman process her grief, a strange and dangerous relationship between these two lonely souls develops.

But when Medora’s husband Vernon (Alexander Skarsgård) returns from his brutal tour in the Iraq War, the news of his dead child ignites a violent chain of events across this frozen landscape. As Donald Marium (James Badge Dale), a local cop, races to stop Vernon’s seemingly senseless rampage, Core finds himself trapped on a perilous odyssey into the heart of darkness.

Based on the 2014 novel by William Giraldi and adapted for the screen by Sundance Grand Jury Prize-winning filmmaker Macon Blair, HOLD THE DARK expands on Saulnier’s fascination with the complications of revenge, the horror of violence, and the moral flaws of his characters. Once again, Saulnier’s cinematic storytelling hinges on an airtight command of atmosphere and breathtaking suspense, while expanding his scope with flickers of supernatural mysticism.

The result is a gripping psychological thriller, as mythic and haunting as a ghost tale told around a crackling midnight campfire.”

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