Elizabeth Olsen and Jeremy Renner were recently at the Cannes Film Festival to debut their upcoming film, “Wild River”, a tense thriller in which a rookie FBI agent (Olsen) teams up with a local tracker (Renner) to help solve a murder in a remote First Nations reservation.
“U.S. Fish & Wildlife agent Cory Lambert discovers a body in the rugged wilderness of the Wind River Indian Reservation. The FBI sends in rookie agent Jane Banner, but she’s unprepared for the difficulties created by the oppressive weather and isolation of the Wyoming winter,” reads the official “Wind River” synopsis.
“When she employs Cory as a tracker, the two venture deep into a world ravaged by violence and the elements. ‘Wind River’ is a stark look at life on the edge of an imposing wilderness, where the rule of law is eclipsed by the laws of nature.”
“Wind River” marks the directorial debut of Taylor Sheridan, who wrote the screenplays for “Sicario” and “Hell or High Water”, and won the festival’s Un Certain Regard mise-en-scene (directing) prize on Saturday. “It’s the first time I’ve won anything,” Sheridan told IndieWire of his Cannes award.
“Wind River” has yet to receive an official release date, but is said to be premiering sometime this summer.