Those Who Wish Me Dead: Taylor Sheridan Directed the Neo-Western Drama

Taylor Sheridan directed the neo-Western drama for Warner.


Angelina Jolie and Taylor Sheridan

Taylor Sheridan’s Those Who Wish Me Dead starring Jolie.

Warner Bros. announced Monday. The movie will debut simultaneously on HBO Max, similar to the studio’s other 2021 titles.

Those Who Wish Me Dead, starring Angelina Jolie, is a female-driven thriller set against a wildfire in the Montana wilderness.

Nicholas Hoult, Jon Bernthal, Tyler Perry, Aidan Gillen, Medina Senghore, Finn Little and Jake Weber also star.

The film is loosely adapted from Michael Koryta’s novel about a teen in a witness protection program hiding out from a pair of killers in a wilderness skills program while a fire engulfs Montana.

Sheridan was an actor who segued to writing, making a name for himself by penning acclaimed gritty thrillers such as Sicario and for Hell or High Water, which he garnered an Oscar nomination.

Next, he made his directorial debut with Wind River, a thriller starring Jeremy Renner. Sheridan also created the Kevin Costner drama series Yellowstone.

Bron Studios co-produced and co-financed Those Who Wish Me Dead. Other producers include Steven Zaillian and Garrett Basch via their Film Rites banner.