Warner Bros.’ New Line Cinema has released the official trailer and poster for Those Who Wish Me Dead, the upcoming thriller starring Angelina Jolie and directed by Taylor Sheridan (Yellowstone).
Oscar winner Angelina Jolie (Girl, Interrupted, the Maleficent films, upcoming Eternals) 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.
The film also stars Nicholas Hoult (the X-Men films), Finn Little (Reckoning), Aiden Gillen (Game of Thrones, Peaky Blinders), Medina Senghore (Happy!), Tyler Perry (Vice, Gone Girl), Jake Weber (Midway, Homeland), and Jon Bernthal (Ford v Ferrari, Wind River).
Oscar nominee Sheridan (Hell or High Water, Wind River) directed from a screenplay by Michael Koryta and Charles Leavitt and Sheridan, based on the book by Michael Koryta.
Steven Zaillian, Garrett Basch, Aaron L. Gilbert, Kevin Turen and Sheridan produced, with Steven Thibault, Ashley Levinson, Andria Spring, Jason Cloth, Richard McConnell, Kathryn Dean, Michael Friedman, Daria Cercek and Celia Khong executive producing.
The director’s behind-the-scenes creative team included his Wind River director of photography Ben Richardson, production designer Neil Spisak and costume designer Kari Perkins, and his Yellowstone editor Chad Galster and composer Brian Tyler.
The BRON Studios/FILMRIGHTS Production, in Association with Creative Wealth Media, will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures. The film is set for release in the U.S. in theaters and on HBO Max on May 14, 2021 and will be available on HBO Max in 4K UHD, HDR10 and Dolby Atmos on supported devices for 31 days from release.
Those Who Wish Me Dead is rated R for strong violence, and language throughout. The book is officially described as follows:
“When fourteen-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.”