Aronofsky is producing “The Tiger” through his Protozoa Pictures label, and Brad Pitt’s Plan B Entertainment is also behind the project with Wild Bunch International.
Skarsgård’s most recent projects before “The Northman” include “Succession,” “Passing,” “Godzilla vs. Kong,” and “The Stand.” Dehaan is coming off of “Lisey’s Story” last year and “The Staircase” this year, and he is also one of the many recognizable actors who has been cast in “Oppenheimer,” the upcoming Christopher Nolan film.
The official book description for “The Tiger: A True Story of Vengeance of Survival” via Knopf Doubleday Publishing makes it sound like there could be a movie-monster element to the narrative as the tiger slaughters people out of a seeming blood feud:
Outside a remote village in Russia’s Far East a man-eating tiger is on the prowl. The tiger isn’t just killing people, it’s murdering them, almost as if it has a vendetta. A team of trackers is dispatched to hunt down the tiger before it strikes again. They know the creature is cunning, injured, and starving, making it even more dangerous. As John Vaillant re-creates these extraordinary events, he gives us an unforgettable and masterful work of narrative nonfiction that combines a riveting portrait of a stark and mysterious region of the world and its people, with the natural history of nature’s most deadly predator.
There’s no word yet on when principal photography for “The Tiger” will begin or when it will be scheduled for release, but we’ll keep you updated as more news develops.