After the massive hit that was Sicario and multiple award recognition (including an Oscar nomination) for Hell or High Water, writer Taylor Sheridan is back with a new project. Wind River stars Marvel veterans Jeremy Renner and Elizabeth Olsen in a plot that centers on a mysterious murder conspiracy. And if the trailer is anything to go by, Wind River will be one of the most thrilling movies of 2017. Check it out below.
Written and directed by Sheridan, crime-mystery Wind River is a suspense movie in a similar vein to his previous masterpieces. According to the film's official synopsis from The Weinstein Company:
Wind River is a chilling thriller that follows a rookie FBI agent (Elizabeth Olsen) who teams up with a local game tracker with deep community ties and a haunted past (Jeremy Renner) to investigate the murder of a local girl on a remote Native American Reservation in the hopes of solving her mysterious death.
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Last time we saw both actors on screen together was in 2016's Captain America: Civil War. It's refreshing to see Olsen and Renner tackling a film and genre outside of #Marvel's standard superhero fare, as we get to enjoy their talents in a new setting. What makes this new thriller even more compelling is that it won Sheridan the Un Certain Regard award for Best Director at the Cannes Film Festival a few days ago. That's an incredible feat indeed, considering that Wind River marks Sheridan's writing/directing debut.
Before you see Renner and Olsen fight Thanos as Hawkeye and Scarlet Witch, respectively, in Avengers: Infinity War in 2018, make sure to catch them fighting crime in this summer's crime mystery.
Wind River releases to theaters on August 4. Are you excited to see it? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.