hose Who Wish Me Dead is a 2021 American neo-Western action thriller film directed by Taylor Sheridan with a screenplay by Michael Koryta, Charles Leavitt, and Sheridan, based on Koryta’s novel of the same name. The film follows a boy (Finn Little) who witnesses the murder of his father and goes on the run with a smokejumper (Angelina Jolie) in the Montana wilderness to escape a pair of assassins (Nicholas Hoult and Aidan Gillen) hired to silence him; Jon Bernthal, Medina Senghore, and Jake Weber also star.
Those Who Wish Me Dead premiered on May 5, 2021 in South Korea, and was released in the United States on May 14 by Warner Bros. Pictures under the New Line Cinema banner, both in theaters and digitally for one month on HBO Max. The film received mixed reviews from critics.
Hannah Faber, a smokejumper, is struggling after failing to prevent the deaths of three young campers and a fellow smokejumper in a forest fire. She is now posted in a fire lookout tower in Park County, Montana. Meanwhile, Owen Casserly, a forensic accountant, learns about the death of his boss and his family in an apparent gas explosion; they were actually murdered by assassins Jack and Patrick Blackwell.
Angelina Jolie as Hannah Faber
Finn Little as Connor Casserly
Nicholas Hoult as Patrick Blackwell
Aidan Gillen as Jack Blackwell
Jon Bernthal as Ethan Sawyer
Medina Senghore as Allison Sawyer
Jake Weber as Owen Casserly
Tyler Perry as Arthur Phillip
James Jordan as Ben
Tory Kittles as Ryan
It was announced in January 2019 that Angelina Jolie would star in the film, with Taylor Sheridan writing and directing, and Tyler Perry producing. By April, Nicholas Hoult, Tyler Perry, Jon Bernthal, and Aidan Gillen were among new cast who joined the film. Filming began in May 2019 in New Mexico with production concluding in July 2019, and it being announced James Jordan had been cast. The film’s score was composed by Brian Tyler.
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