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A24 Re-Teaming With Jeremy Saulnier For Revenge Thriller ‘Hold The Dark’

A24 Re-Teaming With Jeremy Saulnier For Revenge Thriller 'Hold The Dark'

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Riding high off the festival success of “Green Room,” writer-director Jeremy Saulnier has another reason to celebrate, as A24 is re-teaming with him for an adaption of William Giraldi’s novel, “Hold the Dark.” A24 will be releasing “Green Room” in theaters next year, meaning “Hold the Dark” will mark the second collaboration between the distributor and the director. Macon Blair, the star of Saulnier’s breakout “Blue Ruin,” will handle screenplay duties.

Set in the Alaskan wilderness, “Hold the Dark” centers on an expert hunter who goes searching for a child who has been taken from their village by a pack of wolves. His dangerous journey leads him down an arduous path where the relationship between man and beast must be tested. The book was released in 2014. 

“Jeremy is one of the most talented, original filmmakers working today, and we’re ecstatic to build our relationship with him, especially with such a distinct, ambitious project,” said A24 in a statement. “‘Hold the Dark’ is a stunningly bold, gritty piece of material and we have no doubt Jeremy and Macon will make something unforgettable. This is a story that, with their craftsmanship and vision, will leave people breathless. We can’t wait to get started.”
 
“In three short years, A24 has built the most exciting brand in American distribution,” added Saulnier. “Macon and I can’t think of a better partner for our most ambitious project yet. The combined resources, support and creative vision of A24, VisionChaos and Addictive Pictures will allow us an incredible opportunity to create something on a level of which we’d previously only dreamed.”

Given the film’s synopsis and Saulnier’s work on “Blue Ruin” and “Green Room,” it seems like the project will be the perfect union between director and subject matter. CAA brokered the deal on behalf of Saulnier, Blair and Giraldi.

A24 recently put together a similar deal with “Krisha” director Trey Edward Shults, as the distributor picked up the director’s SXSW smash hit at the same time that they signed on to produce and distribute his next feature film.

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