Angelina Jolie is set to star in Taylor Sheridan’s upcoming thriller Those Who Wish Me Dead.The Oscar-winning actress has taken a hiatus from major Hollywood projects in recent years, and was last seen onscreen in 2015’s By the Sea with her former husb…
Angelina Jolie is set to star in Taylor Sheridan’s upcoming thriller Those Who Wish Me Dead.
The Oscar-winning actress has taken a hiatus from major Hollywood projects in recent years, and was last seen onscreen in 2015’s By the Sea with her former husband Brad Pitt, as well as directing 2017 biographical drama First They Killed My Father.
But according to editors at Deadline, Jolie has now lined up her next feature, an adaptation of Michael Koryta’s 2014 novel of the same name.
Sheridan will be directing and penning the script, which will be set against the backdrop of the endless miles of desolate Montana mountains. It has not yet been confirmed which character Jolie will play, though shooting is expecting to begin in May (19) after Sheridan completes work on the second season of his TV series Yellowstone. No other casting details have been announced.
Jolie has several other films in the pipeline, as she recently wrapped filming on Disney’s Maleficent 2, in which she reprised her role as Maleficent from the 2014 movie. She is also in the post-production phases of animated flick The One and Only Ivan, where she voices the character of Stella.
In addition, the 43-year-old will play Rose in Brenda Chapman’s Come Away, which has been described as a prequel to the stories of Peter Pan and Alice in Wonderland.
Meanwhile, Sheridan has carved a name for himself in the gritty thriller genre, having written the screenplays for 2015’s Sicario and its follow-up movie Sicario 2: Soldado. He also wrote the story for 2016’s Hell or High Water and 2017 crime-drama Wind River, on which he made his directorial debut. It is unclear whether or not he is still making an action-thriller titled Fast, which was set to feature Chris Pratt as an ex-special forces commander.
Maleficent 2 is set for release in May 2020.
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Sicario 2: Soldado will be “even darker” than the original 2015 movie.Directed by Stefano Sollima and written by Taylor Sheridan, the upcoming instalment in the crime-thriller series follows CIA agent Matt Graver (Josh Brolin) and former undercover ope…
Sicario 2: Soldado will be “even darker” than the original 2015 movie.
Directed by Stefano Sollima and written by Taylor Sheridan, the upcoming instalment in the crime-thriller series follows CIA agent Matt Graver (Josh Brolin) and former undercover operative Alejandro Gillick (Benicio del Toro) as they target drug cartels smuggling terrorists across the U.S. border.
When it comes to the plot of the new film, producer Erica Lee promises that the sequel will truly pack a punch for audiences.
”It’s darker. This is Sicario on steroids,” she told Empire magazine, going on to explain that the new movie will focus on Graver’s story. “It is Josh’s story but it’s very much a two-hander. Alejandro will always be the soul of the Sicario movies. He is the heart that beats within them. He is our protagonist. And antagonist, in a way.”
While Sicario headliner Emily Blunt won’t be returning for a part in Soldado, stars including Isabela Moner, Catherine Keener and Matthew Modine have joined the cast.
And producer Edward McDonnell shared that Sicario helmer Denis Villeneuve remains passionate about the project, and may even return to direct another movie in the same vein in the future.
“(Villeneuve) wishes he had been available. We even talked about him coming back for a third one, should there be one. He’s passionate about it. He said, ‘If I were available I’d be directing this movie tomorrow.’ But we always knew he was going to be in the middle of Blade Runner when the script started to come together,” he said.
Sicario 2: Soldado is due to hit cinemas in June (18).
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