Retired naturalist and wolf expert Russell Core (Jeffrey Wright) journeys to the edge of civilization in northern Alaska at the pleading of Medora Slone (Riley Keough), a young mother whose son was killed by a pack of wolves.
But when Medora’s husband Vernon (Alexander Skarsgård) returns home from the Iraq War, the news of his child’s death ignites a violent chain of events as he embarks on a vengeful rampage.
In an interview with Build, Alexander Skarsgård said: “I was haunted by Vernon Sloan after reading the script and I felt like if I can’t escape him maybe I can be him, so that’s why I wanted to do this.”
“It’s an amazing world. The mythology behind it is interesting but it’s also very surprising which I love… You think, oh, it’s man versus nature… It’s like a man fighting himself out there, but then it goes in a completely different direction.”