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New movie, “The Grey,” paints wolves as deadly man-killers

New movie starring Liam Neeson tells the story of an oil drilling team that survive a plane crash in Alaska, only to be hunted (!) by a pack of wolves (???).

The official synopsis of the movie is :

“In “The Grey,” Liam Neeson leads an unruly group of oil-rig roughnecks when their plane crashes into the remote Alaskan wilderness. Battling mortal injuries and merciless weather, the survivors have only a few days to escape the icy elements – and a vicious pack of rogue wolves on the hunt – before their time runs out.”

This, of course, has no basis in reality but the movie is being hailed as “realistic” and it has a major budget, so this movie will be shopped around.

There is, of course, no chance of changing the portrayal of wolves in this movie, so our best bet to avoid the misinformation is to ask the movie company, and Liam Neeson (who will be doing media tours in the next month) to try and get some disclaimers added and for Mr. Neeson to help fix the perceptions this movie will create.

To that end, HOWLColorado suggests contacting the movie studio and Liam Neeson to express your concerns and ask for responsible actions to be taken to make it clear that the movie is fiction, and that wolves pose little risk to humans.

Contact information:

Open Road Films
12301 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 600
Santa Monica, CA 90025.

Telephone: 310-696-7575. Fax: 310-571-2278.

Liam Neeson’s West Coast agent:

Ed Limato
William Morris Agency,
One William Morris Place,
Beverly Hills, CA 90212.

Telephone: 310-859-4000.

Liam Neeson’s publicist:

Alan Nierob
Rogers & Cowan Public Relations,
Pacific Design Center,
8687 Melrose Avenue, 7th Floor,
Los Angeles, CA 90069.

Telephone: 310-854-8100

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