Angelina Jolie (upcoming Maleficent 2) is set to star in writer and director Taylor Sheridan’s adaptation of Those Who Wish Me Dead, a thriller based on Michael Koryta’s bestselling novel, according to Deadline. The novel, which was published in May of 2016, is officially described as follows:
When 13-year-old Jace Wilson witnesses a brutal murder, he’s plunged into a new life, issued a false identity and hidden in a wilderness skills program for troubled teens. The plan is to get Jace off the grid while police find the two killers. The result is the start of a nightmare.
The killers, known as the Blackwell Brothers, are slaughtering anyone who gets in their way in a methodical quest to reach him. Now all that remains between them and the boy are Ethan and Allison Serbin, who run the wilderness survival program; Hannah Faber, who occupies a lonely fire lookout tower; and endless miles of desolate Montana mountains.
The clock is ticking, the mountains are burning, and those who wish Jace Wilson dead are no longer far behind.
Filming is scheduled in May, after Sheridan completes the second season of the Kevin Costner-starring series Yellowstone. BRON Studios and Film Rites are set to produce and Creative Wealth Media will finance.
Garrett Basch and Steve Zaillian and BRON Studios’ Aaron L. Gilbert (The Mule) will produce. Creative Wealth Media’s Jason Cloth (Tully) is the executive producer.