‘Wolf Man’: Julia Garner Joins Christopher Abbott In Universal And Blumhouse’s Monster Movie

The path to Universal and Blumhouse’s Wolfman movie, titled Wolf Man, has been a hairy one…no pun intended. Filmmakers and stars have come and gone and returned, but the project is finally moving forward with Invisible Man director Leigh Whannell behind the camera, and Christopher Abbott starring. And now Abbott has a co-star, someone he worked with in the past: Julia Garner.

Deadline reports Ozark star Julia Garner has joined Abbott in Wolf Man. The two worked together previously in Garner’s first professional acting role in the cult film Martha Marcy May Marlene. She joins a film that Whannell was attached to direct Ryan Gosling in, only for Whannell to be replaced by Blue Valentine director Derek Cianfrance. Both Cianfrance and Gosling would leave, however, with Whannell returning and Abbott stepping in for Gosling, who remains attached as exec-producer.

Julia Garner most recently starred opposite Jessica Henwick in Kitty Green’s thriller The Royal Hotel. She is a three-time Emmy Award winner for her role as Ruth Langmore in the long-running Netflix series, Ozark.

Ever since The Invisible Man was a hit three years ago, Universal has been trying in earnest to launch more modern horrors using their classic library of movie monsters. There hasn’t been a ton of progress, but one that is moving forward is a secret project directed by Scream duo Radio Silence.

Wolf Man is set to hit theaters on October 25th.


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