|Genre||Drama, Mystery, Thriller|
|Company||Feline Films, Head Gear Films, Kreo Films FZ|
|Country||Ireland, UK, Poland|
Wolf (2021 drama film)
Wolf is a 2021 Irish-Polish drama film, written and directed by Nathalie Biancheri. It stars George MacKay, Lily-Rose Depp, Paddy Considine, Eileen Walsh, Fionn O'Shea and Lola Petticrew.
It had its world premiere at the 2021 Toronto International Film Festival in 17 September 2021. It is scheduled to have a limited theatre release in the United States on 3 December 2021, by Focus Features.
According to the director and writer Nathalie Biancheri, "It is a story about a boy, Jacob who believes that he's a wolf and it's set in a clinic which cures people who have this illness, which is actually a real illness called species dysphoria. They believe that they're an animal trapped in a human body." Jacob is sent to "the zoo", a clinic specializing in the condition, run by "the zookeeper", a therapist who uses extreme "curative" therapies. Jacob's "will is tested as his true nature battles to surface amid the chaos while maintaining his mythological status among the animals that surround him."
- George MacKay as Jacob
- Lily-Rose Depp as Wildcat
- Paddy Considine as Zookeeper
- Eileen Walsh
- Fionn O'Shea as German Shepherd
- Lola Petticrew as Parrot
- Senan Jennings as Duck
In February 2020, it was announced George MacKay and Lily-Rose Depp had joined the cast of the film, with Nathalie Biancheri directing from a screenplay she wrote. In September 2020, Paddy Considine, Eileen Walsh, Fionn O'Shea, Lola Petticrew and Senan Jennings joined the cast of the film.
Principal photography began in August 2020. Production was initially set to begin in April 2020, but was delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Principal photography ended by October 2020.
In October 2020, Focus Features acquired distribution rights to the film and will distribute the film in the United States, while Universal Pictures will distribute elsewhere on their behalf. It is scheduled for theatrical release in the U.S. on 3 December 2021, after premiering at the Toronto International Film Festival on 17 September 2021 as the entry for Ireland. The first trailer was released on 30 September 2021.