With Werewolves Within now playing in select theaters and available On Demand July 2nd, I recently spoke with Milana Vayntrub and director Josh Ruben about making the horror-comedy. If you haven’t seen the trailers, Werewolves Within is based on the Ubisoft game of the same name and it’s about a group of people trapped in a small town due to a snowstorm that must uncover the truth about a mysterious creature that has begun terrorizing the community. The fun movie was written by Mishna Wolff and also stars Sam Richardson, Harvey Guillén, Michaela Watkins, Catherine Curtin, Cheyenne Jackson, Glenn Fleshler, George Basil, and Sarah Burns.
During the wide-ranging interview, Milana Vayntrub and Josh Ruben shared some great behind-the-scenes stories about making the movie, testing the movie over zoom, how they made the movie right before everything shut down before COVID, why Ruben didn’t cast himself as one of the main leads, casting Rhea Perlman as a voice on the radio, the freedom Ubisoft gave them when it came to making the movie, what they’re excited for people to see, and more. In addition, they answered some fun questions like what TV series they’d like to guest star on, what got them interested in working in the entertainment industry, what scary movie they saw too early in their lives, and Vayntrub talks about being on the first season of ER and getting to work with George Clooney as a kid.
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Milana Vayntrub and Josh Ruben:
Just a film about neighbors being like Mr. Rogers… with guns.
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