‘We sent Scarlett Johansson a script but her mother had read about the boycott and didn’t want her daughter involved’
The werewolf, and the psychical metamorphosis that occurs at the heart of werewolf stories, was ripe for reimagination with a woman in the central role. Our two lead characters, Ginger and Brigitte, are sisters who depend on one another. Ginger is the life raft Brigitte clings to, but then Ginger gets bitten and transforms into this murderous werewolf. What will Brigitte become without Ginger? That question really resonated with me. My big sister was the most important person in my life, but she died in a car crash at just 17.