WIND RIVER || Teaming up outside of The Avengers films, where they play Hawkeye and Scarlett Witch, Jeremy Renner and Elizabeth Olsen find themselves out in the Wind River Indian Reservation in snowy Wyoming. Renner plays US Fish and Wildlife Service agent Cory Lambert who uncovers the dead body of a young lady out in the snow. Olsen plays a lone FBI agent sent to investigate. The two help each other try to put together the pieces of the mysterious murder despite the ever dangerous surroundings of this Indian Reservation.
Academy Award nominated Taylor Sheridan, writer of Sicario and Hell Or High Water, makes his directorial debut, having also penned the script for this as well. With the Weinstein Company behind him, this could easily garner some Oscar attention if it is live up to his previous endeavors, to which the trailer already seems like it might. But you can never tell how someone’s first outing as director is going to go. Nick Cave (who I had heard has stepped away from film composing) and Warren Ellis composed the film’s score, which is yet another accolade leading me to believe it will live up to Sheridan’s previous works.
Release Date: August 4, 2017
Directed By: Taylor Sheridan
Studio: The Weinstein Company