EXCLUSIVE: Principal photography has begun on Wind River, the feature directing debut of Sicario scribe Taylor Sheridan. Joining Jeremy Renner and Elizabeth Olsen in the cast are Sicario and Daredevil‘s Jon Bernthal, Oscar nominee Graham Greene and the Twilight franchise’s Julia Jones and Gil Birmingham.
The pic, which is shooting in Park City, Utah, follows a rookie female FBI agent (Olsen) who teams up with a veteran local game tracker with a haunted past (Renner) to investigate a murder on a remote Native American reservation in the hope of avenging the girl’s death.
The project is produced by Basil Iwanyk’s Thunder Road, Peter Berg’s Film 44 and Matthew George’s Savvy Media Holdings. Savvy is also financing along with Acacia Entertainment and Wayne Rogers’ Synergics Films. Star Thrower Entertainment is executive producing along with Riverstone Pictures and The Fyzz Facility. Wild Bunch and Voltage are selling the film internationally and CAA is handling domestic rights.
Sheridan, repped by Gersh, received a WGA nomination last year for Sicario; his other writing credits include the upcoming Comancheria. Bernthal is repped by WME; Greene is with Jordan & Associates; Jones with Innovative; and Birmingham with Amsel, Eisenstadt, Frazier & Hinojosa.