“Those Who Wish Me Dead Trailer” Announces the Return of Angelina Jolie, Action Star

In just a few short years, Taylor Sheridan has become one of the most powerful forces in Hollywood. The Oscar-nominated screenwriter of Hell or High Water has amassed an impressive resume, and is the main creative force behind Yellowstone, by far the most popular drama on cable TV. He's been a busy man, which helps explain why it's been a long time since Wind River.

Based on a novel by Michael Koryta, Those Who Wish Me Dead boasts an incredible cast and a compelling mystery. Finn Little stars as Connor, who witnesses the murder of his father (Jake Weber) and runs deep into the forest to escape the killers (Aidan Gillen and Nicholas Hoult). There he encounters a firefighter (Angelina Jolie), who vows to protect him when the assassins return and start a forest fire. The film looks incredibly intense and only slightly less devastating than Wind River. The cast also includes Sheridan favorite Jon Bernthal, as well as Tyler Perry in a rare dramatic turn.

Those Who Wish Me Dead will open in theaters on May 14. It will also stream exclusively on HBO Max for one month.

Check out the trailer below.


About Kip Mooney

Kip Mooney
Like many film critics born during and after the 1980s, my hero is Roger Ebert. The man was already the best critic in the nation when he won the Pulitzer in 1975, but his indomitable spirit during and after his recent battle with cancer keeps me coming back to read not only his reviews but his insightful commentary on the everyday. But enough about a guy you know a lot about. I knew I was going to be a film critic—some would say a snob—in middle school, when I had to voraciously defend my position that The Royal Tenenbaums was only a million times better than Adam Sandler’s remake of Mr. Deeds. From then on, I would seek out Wes Anderson’s films and avoid Sandler’s like the plague. Still, I like to think of myself as a populist, and I’ll be just as likely to see the next superhero movie as the next Sundance sensation. The thing I most deplore in a movie is laziness. I’d much rather see movies with big ambitions try and fail than movies with no ambitions succeed at simply existing. I’m also a big advocate of fun-bad movies like The Room and most of Nicolas Cage’s work. In the past, I’ve written for The Dallas Morning News and the North Texas Daily, which I edited for a semester. I also contributed to Dallas-based Pegasus News, which in the circle of life, is now part of The Dallas Morning News, where I got my big break in 2007. Eventually, I’d love to write and talk about film full-time, but until that’s a viable career option, I work as an auditor for Wells Fargo. I hope to one day meet my hero, go to the Toronto International Film Festival, and compete on Jeopardy. Until then, I’m excited to share my love of film with you.