Tyler Perry and Nicholas Hoult are set to join Angelina Jolie in Taylor Sheridan’s wilderness chase thriller “Those Who Wish Me Dead” at Bron Studios and Film Rites.
Sheridan, the “Sicario” scribe turned “Wind River” writer/director and “Yellowstone” creator, helms the story based on Michael Koryta’s novel about 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.
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. Hoult plays one of the killers.
Jon Bernthal, Jake Weber and Aidan Gillen are also rumored (but not confirmed) for roles. Garrett Basch, Steve Zaillian and Aaron L. Gilbert are producing.