Bernthal, Gillen Join Taylor Sheridan’s “Dead”

Rumored yesterday, it’s now confirmed Jon Bernthal (“The Punisher”), Jake Weber (“Homeland”) and Aidan Gillen (“Game of Thrones”) along with Medina Senghore (“Happy!”) are officially set to co-star in “Hell or High Water” writer and “Wind River” director Taylor Sheridan’s new film “Those Who Wish Me Dead”.

Based on Michael Koryta’s novel, the story follows a 14-year-old boy (Finn Little) who witnesses a brutal murder. He is issued a false identity and hidden in a Montana wilderness skills program for troubled teens while the killers are slaughtering anyone who gets in their way in a methodical quest to reach him.

Angelina Jolie plays a woman who occupies a lonely fire lookout tower and is one of the few standing in the way between the thugs and the boy. Bernthal plays her boyfriend.

Nicolas Hoult plays one of the killers with Gillen as his brother. Tyler Perry also stars in an undisclosed role, Weber and Senghore’s roles are unknown at this time. BRON Studios and Film Rites are producing the film.

Source: Deadline