American actress and filmmaker Angelina Jolie, known for her roles in films such as Maleficent and Lara Croft: Tomb Raider, will star in the upcoming film Those Who Wish Me Dead. It is drama written by American screenwriter, director, and actor Taylor Sheridan (Hell or High Water, Sicario) who will also direct the project in the spring.
The film will be based off of the Michael Koryta novel of the same name but stray a bit away from the original plot. The novel revolved around a teen in a witness protection program meant to protect him from two killers known as the Blackwell Brothers. These murderers will stop at nothing to get to the boy, who is in a wilderness survival program, while the many miles of mountains in Montana are set ablaze.
This will be Sheridan’s second time directing, with his debut being 2017’s Wind River, and another notch in the long filmography of veteran actress Jolie. It shall be produced by BRON Studios and Film Rites with shooting believed to begin in May. This story was first reported by Deadline.