This fits comfortably in Sheridan’s wheelhouse as a filmmaker. There’s a desolate, sparsely populated landscape; gritty people dealing with lingering trauma compelled to confront the world, and themselves, by unexpected intrusions from the outside; crime. All the hallmarks are here. And again, not a bad thing in any way, shape, or form.
Jolie plays Hannah Faber, a survival expert and fire-watcher keeping her head down in the Montana wilderness. When a teen witnesses a murder, she must protect him from a pair of assassins. And a raging forest fire. You know, no big deal.
In addition to Jolie, Those Who Wish Me Dead has a great surrounding cast. Jon Bernthal shows up as a friend/colleague/concerned wellwisher. Tyler Perry looks to be in cahoots with the brothers. And the brother hitmen could easily have just been any-guy goons, but in this case Sheridan lined up Nicholas Hoult and Aidan Gillen, which sounds awesome.
So, mark your calendars. Those Who Wish Me Dead lands in theaters and on HBO Max May 14.