George MacKay and Lily-Rose Depp have signed to star in writer-director Nathalie Biancheri’s Wolf, about a man who believes he is a wolf trapped in a human body. Shooting is due to begin in Ireland this April.
Bankside Films has taken worldwide sales rights to the film and will be introducing it to buyers at the European Film Market next week.
Biancheri’s previous film Nocturnal starring Sadie Frost and Cosmo Jarvis premiered at the BFI London Film Festival last year.
“The inspiration comes from a real condition, species dysphoria, in which people believe they are an animal trapped in a human body,” the filmmaker explained. “I wanted to depart from reality and take the film into an increasingly disturbing and violent microcosm where I could explore the meaning of the pressure to conform and how far we’ve departed from our basic instincts. The world of the film is colourful and perpetually ambiguous….