Warner Bros. Pictures and New Line Cinema have released a first look featurette for Taylor Sheridan’s upcoming neo-Western thriller Those Who Wish Me Dead, starring Oscar winner Angelina Jolie. The video features interviews by Sheridan and the main cast as they talk about the film’s three converging themes of survival and redemption while highlighting its practical sets. The film will arrive in theaters and on HBO Max on May 14. Check out the video in the player below!
Based on Michael Koryta’s novel, Those Who Wish Me Dead follows Jolie as Hannah, a smoke jumper still reeling from the loss of three lives she failed to save from a fire when she comes across a traumatized 12-year-old boy with nowhere else to turn.
Joining Jolie (Wanted, Changeling) are Nicholas Hoult (Mad Max: Fury Road), Jon Bernthal (The Punisher), Tyler Perry (Gone Girl), Aidan Gillen (Game of Thrones), Medina Senghore (Blindspot), Finn Little (Storm Boy), and Jake Weber (Homeland).
Those Who Wish Me Dead is directed and produced by Taylor Sheridan from a screenplay he co-adapted with Koryta, and Charles Leavitt. Bron Studios (The Mule) will produce the film alongside Steve Zaillian (Moneyball) and Garrett Basch via their Film Rites banner. Producers are BRON’s Aaron L. Gilbert, Kevin Turen (All is Lost), and Jason Cloth (The Mule, Fences) for Creative Wealth Media, with Kathryn Dean and Michael Friedman (Yellowstone) set as executive producers.