Jeremy Renner and Elizabeth Olsen have been set to star in Wind River, a drama written by Sicario scribe Taylor Sheridan, who also is on board to make his feature directorial debut. Sicario producer Basil Iwanyk’s Thunder Road is producing this one with Peter Berg and Matthew George.
The pic, which begins shooting in March in Park City, centers on Cory (Renner), who works for the Fish and Game Department as a hunter of coyotes and other predators. Suffering after the death of his teenage daughter, he stumbles upon the raped body of a teenage girl frozen in the desolate wilderness. A rookie FBI agent (Olsen) who is unfamiliar with the terrain and weather enlists Cory to help her find those responsible.
The film is being produced by Iwanyk’s Thunder Road, Berg’s Film 44, George’s Savvy Media Holdings and Acacia Filmed Entertainment Llc., the latter a joint venture partner with the Tunicia-Biloxi Indian tribe. Elizabeth Bell, Star Thrower Entertainment are executive producing along with Riverstone Pictures, which is co-financing with Acacia.
Voltage Pictures is repping foreign sales at EFM in Berlin next month. CAA is handling domestic sales.
Renner, a two-time Oscar nominee, has been plenty busy keeping up with theAvengers and Mission: Impossible franchises. He also is executive producing with an eye to recur in Knightfall, a historical drama that was just given a straight-to-series order for a 2016 bow on History. He is repped by CAA, Untitled Entertainment and Patti Felker.
Olsen, also in the Avengers fold, is next up playing Hank Williams’ wife Audrey Mae in the Sony Pictures Classic biopic I Saw The Light, which has a March 25 release date. She is repped by Gersh and Brillstein Entertainment.
Sicario, a Thunder Road production, picked up three Oscar noms Thursday: for Cinematography (Roger Deakins), Original Score (Jóhann Jóhannsson) and Sound Editing (Alan Robert Murray). The drug-war drama starring Emily Blunt and Benicio Del Toro and directed by Denis Villeneuve has made $80.6M worldwide since its September release via Lionsgate.
The Wind River deal was negotiated by Neil Meyer repping Sheridan, Elizabeth Bell for Acacia, Jonathan Fuhrman on behalf of Thunder Road and David Matlof for Film 44.
The gallery has been updated with over 100 HQ images of Elizabeth on her first 2016 appereance at the Stella McCartney. Enjoy!
Public Appearances > 2016 > January 12: Stella McCartney Autumn 2016 Presentation
If you’re anything like us, it still, to this day, takes you a few moments, every time, to connect that Elizabeth Olsen is the sister of world’s most famous twins, Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen. They exist in quite different pop-cultural spheres, as Mary-Kate and Ashley have been fixtures since they were toddlers (first as child actors, now as fashion empresses), while Elizabeth “hit the scene,” as it were, only a few years ago, and in quite different fashion, becoming something of an indie darling after her debut in Martha Marcy May Marlene.
Mary-Kate and Ashley—save for a cigarette-bowl-strewn wedding here and there—stay pretty much out of the public eye these days, and the two turned down roles in Fuller House, the forthcoming Netflix reboot of Full House, as grown-up Michelle Tanner. It is hard to imagine either Olsen twin getting back in the patterned overalls for the new go-round (Mary-Kate, to Ashley, on the phone: “So [18-second pause] that Full House reboot [low guttural moan] [fit of giggles] [high-pitched wail] . . . anyway, can I borrow your black cloak?”), so it’s not all that surprising that they decided not to return.
Their decision initially led the remaining cast, we have now learned, to get inventive. John Stamos (a.k.a. Uncle Jesse) revealed on Andy Cohen’s Sirius show Monday that there was an actual attempt made to see if . . . Elizabeth might be interested in taking on the role. “I don’t think this has been talked about,” he said. “I didn’t do it, I think Jeff Franklin did. I said, ‘Call the sister [Elizabeth Olsen]. Ask her’ . . . We talked to her agent and her agent was like, ‘Come on, she’s not going to do that,’ but we did call her agent.” We like to think Elizabeth texted Mary-Kate and Ashley immediately afterward, and one twin wrote back, “Who is Michelle Tanner?,” and the other sent a string of nonsensical animal emojis.
And here we are now up to date to Lizzie’s 2015 events. 3 added and all in HQ, take a look!
Public Appearances > 2015 > October 31: SCAD Presents 18th Annual Savannah Film Festival – Day 8
Public Appearances > 2015 > October 31: SCAD Presents 18th Annual Savannah Film Festival – Closing Night Screening Of ‘I Saw the Light’ And Awards Presentation
Public Appearances > 2015 > November 24: 31st Film Independent Spirit Awards Nominations Press Conference