“Wind River” was apparently a favorite of fans, critics and deep-pocketed critics at Sundance Film Festival back in January. The film is a brainchild of actor, screenwriter & newly-minted director (this film is his directorial debut) Taylor Sheridan. According to hits Wikipedia, he wrote the screenplay for 2016’s “Hell or High Water” starring Jeff Bridges, Chris Pine, and Ben Foster. That particular film, which released summer, 2016, received an Academy Award nomination for Best Original Screenplay, so “Wind River” might just be worth checking out when it hits theaters on August 4.
Here’s more about the film, which stars Jeremy Renner and Elizabeth Olsen:
US Fish and Wildlife Service agent Cory Lambert (Renner) discovers a body in the rugged wilderness of the Wind River Indian Reservation. The FBI sends in rookie agent Jane Banner (Olsen), but she is unprepared for the difficulties created by the oppressive weather and isolation of the Wyoming winter. When she employs Cory as a tracker, the two venture deep into a world ravaged by violence and the elements. Source
Directly below is an interview with Taylor Sheridan, Jeremy Renner and Liz Olsen at Cannes: