Now playing in New York and Los Angeles with plans to expand nationwide this Friday, Wind River marks the directorial debut of Taylor Sheridan, the Academy Award-nominated screenwriter behind acclaimed thrillers Sicario and Hell or High Water. With Wind River, Sheridan concludes a thematic trilogy, delivering a contemporary thriller set against the American frontier. In the case of Wind River, the story revolves around a murder on a snowy Native American Reservation and pairs Marvel Cinematic Universe stars Elizabeth Olsen and Jeremy Renner.
CS recently had the chance to sit down with Olsen and Renner and, in the player below, you can watch as they discuss what it took to bring Wind River to life. Olsen plays FBI Agent Jane Banner who, dispatched to investigate the Wind River Reservation murder, winds up teaming with Renner’s Cory Lambert, a veteran, local game tracker with a haunted past. Olsen details some of the parallels between Banner and, in particular, Emily Blunt’s Sicario lead, while Renner explains why he was initially hesitant to sign on to work with Taylor Sheridan in the first place.
Renner and Olsen are joined in the film’s cast by another Marvel regular, Jon Bernthal. The cast also includes Graham Greene (Thunderheart), Julia Jones (Twilight) and Gil Birmingham (The Lone Ranger, Hell or High Water).
Set for release through The Weinstein Company, Wind River is produced by Basil Iwanyk’s Thunder Road (Sicario, John Wick), Peter Berg’s Film 44 (Lone Survivor, Friday Night Lights), and Matthew George’s Savvy Media Holdings (LBJ).
For more from Elizabeth Olsen, be sure to check back later this week when we’ll be chatting again with the star alongside her Ingrid Goes West co-star Aubrey Plaza!
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