Those Who Wish Me Dead is the latest feature directed by writer/filmmaker Sheridan after he broke out as a director with Wind River a few years back.
Those Who Wish Me Dead stars Jolie as Hannah, a smoke-jumper working in a fire tower in the Montana wilderness when she encounters a 12-year-old boy (Finn Little) who is being pursued by assassins (Nicholas Hoult and Aiden Gillen) with machine guns who are out to kill him for witnessing a murder. When the baddies can’t get Jolie and the kid with their guns, they start a forest fire to smoke them out of the woods.
Here’s the trailer
The official synopsis for Those Who Wish Me Dead reads –
“Oscar winner Jolie (Girl Interrupted, the Maleficent films) stars 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.”
Directed by Taylor Sheridan, the film also stars Hoult (the X-Men films), Little (Reckoning), Gillen (Game of Thrones, Peaky Blinders, The Wire), Medina Senghore (Happy!), Tyler Perry (Vice, Gone Girl), Jake Weber (Midway, Homeland), and Jon Bernthal (Ford v Ferrari, Wind River).
Those Who Wish Me Dead will arrive in theatres and on HBO Max May 14th in the US and on May 7th in the UK.