Those Who Wish Me Dead is a 2021 American thriller about a boy who saw his father being murdered being pursued by two relentless assassins. A female survival expert strives to protect the boy from the cold-hearted killers. Meanwhile, a forest fire threatens to consume them all.
Directed by Taylor Sheridan (Hell or High Water; Wind River) from a screenplay by Michael Koryta and Charles Leavitt and Sheridan, based on the book by Koryta. Steven Zaillian, Garrett Basch, Aaron L. Gilbert, Kevin Turen and Sheridan produced.
The movie stars Angelina Jolie (“Girl, Interrupted,” the “Maleficent” films), Nicholas Hoult (the “X-Men” films), Finn Little (“Reckoning”), Aiden Gillen (“Game of Thrones,” “Peaky Blinders”), Medina Senghore (“Happy!”), Tyler Perry (“Vice,” “Gone Girl”), Jake Weber (“Midway,” “Homeland”), and Jon Bernthal (“Ford v Ferrari,” “Wind River”).
” …it’s a fierce, muscular piece of work, not a million miles from something like the Coens’ No Country for Old Men, and I incidentally enjoyed the haggard old sheriff played by David Hight who gives Ethan advice in a diner over a madly unhealthy steak breakfast. And a prequel for Gillen and Hoult’s hitmen should be on the cards.” The Guardian
“While many may choose to view Those Who Wish Me Dead at home, it’s a film designed to be seen on the big screen, particularly stirring elements like Ben Richardson‘s gorgeous location cinematography, the booming sound design, and the visceral score of Brian Tyler. The film may lack the impressive writing of other films of this style (and those of Sheridan’s), but it brings plenty of thrills to keep you engaged. Jolie and Little make a terrific pairing…” The Jam Report
Those Who Wish Me Dead will be released by Warner Bros in the U.S.theatrically and on HBO Max on May 14, 2021.