Wolf, Lily-Rose Depp, George MacKay, Focus Features

Focus Features will release Wolf starring George MacKay and Lily-Rose Depp on Friday, December 3, 2021, domestically. Sounding like something of a reverse werewolf love story, the plot for Wolf sure is unique.

Per Focus Features, here’s the official plot synopsis for Wolf:

Believing he is a wolf trapped in a human body, Jacob (George MacKay) eats, sleeps, and lives like a wolf – much to the shock of his family. When he’s sent to a clinic, Jacob and his animal-bound peers are forced to undergo increasingly extreme forms of ‘curative’ therapies. However once he meets the mysterious Wildcat (Lily-Rose Depp), and as their friendship blossoms into an undeniable infatuation, Jacob is faced with a challenge: will he renounce his true self for love.

See what I mean? Strange, right? That said, I’m always down for something weird and otherworldly.

Wolf is written and directed by Nathalie Biancheri (Nocturnal), produced by Jessie Fisk and Jane Doolan, and co-produced by Mariusz Wlodarski and Agnieszka Wasiak.  MacKay and Depp are joined by a talented ensemble including Senan Jennings, Darragh Shannon, Elisa Fionuir, Lola Petticrew, Amy Macken, Fionn O’Shea, Paddy Considine, Karise Yansen, and Eileen Walsh.

After landing her first minor role in Kevin Smith’s Tusk, Lily-Rose Depp went on to star in 2016’s Yoga Hosers. From there, she went on to star in such films as The King, Nicholas Jarecki’s Crisis, and Neil Burger’s Voyagers. She recently finished shooting Silent Night for Camille Griffin, which focuses on an extended family come together for a Christmas dinner in the country.

As for George MacKay, he recently lit up the screen as Lance Corporal Schofield in Sam Mendes’ 1917. While Wolf is listed as his next major film, he recently completed filming Munich for director Christian Schwochow. In Munich, a British diplomat travels to Munich in the run-up to World War II, where a former classmate of his from Oxford is also en route but is working for the German government.

How method MacKay will go for his role in Wolf has yet to be seen. My hope is that he went all-in and prowled around the set like a real child of the full moon.

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