Angelina Jolie’s latest is Those Who Wish Me Dead, a neo-western action thriller in which she takes on a child who is stalked by deadly assassins who have already killed her father and nearly killed him.
Hannah de Jolie is a smoke bomb (the firefighters who work to stop wildfires) who meets Connor (Finn Little), a child who flees from two murderers who want him dead.
The movie looks absolutely captivating and Jolie returns to form. Jolie, who has starred in valuable films as an actor in recent years, looks like she is right at home here, and at least judging by the trailer, it looks like she’s subsumed into the role.
Taylor Sheridan, who co-wrote and directed this film, also wrote Hell or High Water, the acclaimed 2016 neo-western. It received an Oscar nomination for the film.
The cast is exceptionally strong. Even the assassins are not anonymous as is generally the case. Nicholas Hoult and Aidan Gillen play the two ruthless and trained assassins (and son and father) on Connor’s heels for some reason.
Jon Bernthal plays the role of the local sheriff who gets involved. Also on the bill are Tyler Perry, Jake Weber, James Jordan, Tory Kittles and more.
Overall, Those Who Wish Me Death seems a must-have for anyone who enjoys quality cinema.
The film’s official description on YouTube reads: “Oscar winner Jolie (“ Girl, Interrupted ”, the“ Maleficent ”films) plays the role of Hannah, a smoke jumper still reeling from the shock. loss of three lives that she failed to save from a fire when she comes across a traumatized 12-year-old boy who has nowhere to turn.
Those Who Wish Me Dead is released on May 14, 2021.