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The Wolfman Details


Universal Studios resurrects the classic lycanthrope with this tale of a man who experiences an unsettling transformation after he returns to his ancestral home in Victorian-era Great Britain and gets attacked by a rampaging werewolf. When Ben Talbot (Simon Merrells) vanishes into thin air, his brother Lawrence (Benicio Del Toro) returns to his family estate to investigate. Upon reuniting with his estranged father, Sir John Talbot (Anthony Hopkins), however, he discovers a destiny far darker than his blackest nightmares. Ben is dead; the victim of a savage attack by a beast that keeps the superstitious locals cowering in fear every time the moon shines bright in the sky. Shortly after discovering his brother's true fate, Lawrence swears to Ben's wife, Gwen (Emily Blunt), that he will bring her late husband's killer to justice. As a young boy, the untimely death of his mother caused Lawrence to grow up before his time. Though Lawrence had previously attempted to bury his pain in the past by leaving the quiet Victorian hamlet of Blackmoor behind, he discovers that you can't outrun fate when he's attacked by the very same nocturnal beast that claimed his brother. Not even recently arrived Scotland Yard inspector Aberline (Hugo Weaving) can dream up a rational explanation for the gruesome spell cast over Blackmoor, yet rumors of an ancient curse persist. According to legend, the afflicted will experience a horrific transformation by the light of the full moon. Now, the woman Talbot loves is in mortal danger, and in order to protect her he must venture into the moonlit woods and destroy the beast before it destroys her. But this isn't a typical hunt, because before the beast can be slain, a simple man will uncover a primal side of himself that he never knew existed. Screenwriter Andrew Kevin Walker pens a film directed by Joe Johnston and featuring creature effects by special-effects makeup legend Rick Baker. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

  • Release date:February 12, 2010


Awarded by
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Rick Baker Best Makeup 2010 Winner
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Dave Elsey Best Makeup 2010 Winner


Benicio Del Toro
as Lawrence Talbot
Anthony Hopkins
as Sir John Talbot
Emily Blunt
as Gwen Conliffe
Hugo Weaving
as Aberline
Art Malik
as Singh
Simon Merrells
as Ben Talbot
Gemma Whelan
as Gwen's Maid
Asa Butterfield
as Young Ben
Malcolm Scates
as Butcher
Nicholas Day
as Colonel Montford
David Sterne
as Mr. Kirk
David Schofield
as Constable Nye
Roger Frost
as Reverend Fisk
Rob Dixon
as Squire Strickland
Clive Russell
as MacQueen
Geraldine Chaplin
as Maleva
Emil Hostina
as Gypsy Man/Bear Handler
Rick Baker
as Gypsy Man/First Killed
Jessica Manley
as Gypsy Mother
Dave Fisher
as Gypsy Man/Stones
Olga Fedori
as Young Gypsy Woman
Lorraine Hilton
as Mrs. Kirk
Antony Sher
as Dr. Hoenegger
Barry McCormick
as Asylum Orderly
Ian Peck
as Creepy Guard
Richard James
as Asylum Doctor #2
David Keyes
as Custodian
Jake Nightingale
as Police Officer #2
C.C. Smiff
as Police Officer #3


Joe Johnston
Scott Stuber
Sean Daniel
Rick Yorn
Benicio Del Toro
David Self
Andrew Kevin Walker
Shelly Johnson
Danny Elfman
Composer (Music Score)
Kathy Nelson
Musical Direction/Supervision
Walter Murch
Dennis Virkler
Rick Heinrichs
Production Designer
Andy Nicholson
Supervising Art Director
John Dexter
Art Director
Stratton Leopold
Bill Carraro
Executive Producer
Ryan Kavanaugh
Executive Producer
Andrew Z. Davis
Executive Producer
John Bush
Set Decorator
Milena Canonero
Costume Designer
Richard Whelan
First Assistant Director
Stratton Leopold
First Assistant Director
Priscilla John
Suzie Wiesmann
Production Manager
Curt Siodmak
From Screenplay by
Rick Baker
Makeup Special Effects
Allison Wyldeck
Costumes Supervisor
Duncan Muggoch
Location Manager
Steve Begg
Visual Effects Supervisor
Lisa Vick
Script Supervisor
Steve Dent
Stunts Coordinator
Samar Pollitt
Second Assistant Director
Wendy Armstrong
Stunts Coordinator
Emma Pill
Location Manager
Per Hallberg
Supervising Sound Editor
Nigel Gostelow
Unit Production Manager