Angelina Jolie is back in action in the first trailer for Those Who Wish Me Dead. The film pits the star against a wilderness full of assassins, an evil Tyler Perry, and an entire forest fire, all to save a mysterious kid.
Jolie plays Hannah Faber, a survival expert living in the wilderness of Montana. It seems that she lost people close to her in a forest fire, and she blames herself for not saving them. One day a teenager stumbles out of the woods and explains that people are chasing him. Apparently he witnessed a murder and whoever was behind it is now hunting him down. Of course, Jolie agrees to protect the kid, but not before the bad guys can set the entire forest she lives in on fire — again.
Those Who Wish Me Dead is directed by Taylor Sheridan (Wind River, Sicario, Yellowstone), and based on a novel by Michael Koryta. Alongside Jolie, the movie also stars Nicholas Hoult (Mad Max: Fury Road), Tyler Perry (Gone Girl), and Aiden Gillen, who’s best known for playing Little Finger on Game of Thrones. It’s not exactly clear who each of these actors is playing just yet, but it seems like a good guess that they’ll all try to kill Jolie at one time or another.
One possible exception to this is Jon Bernthal (The Walking Dead, The Punisher), who seems to be playing a cop — which in the Taylor Sheridan-universe means he’s either here to help, or he’s going to be the worst character in the movie.
Those Who Wish Me Dead is set to be released on May 14 in theaters and on HBO Max.