The Weinstein Company has gotten on board here at Cannes with a deal for Wind River. Written and directed by Sicario scribe Taylor Sheridan, the pic stars Jeremy Renner, Elizabeth Olsen and Jon Bernthal in a drama that starts with a Fish and Game Department employee who stumbles upon the body of a teen who was raped and left frozen in the desolate wilderness. A young FBI agent (Olsen) unfamiliar with the area enlists him to find those responsible.
Pic got bites after being screened at week’s end and A24 was rumored to be among those in the mix. CAA and Voltage sold the film, produced by Basil Iwanyk’s Thunder Road, Peter Berg’s Film 44 and Matthew George’s Savvy Media Holdings (LBJ). Savvy is financing along with Acacia Entertainment and Wayne Rogers’ Synergics Films. Star Thrower Entertainment is executive producing along with Riverstone Pictures and The Fyzz Facility.
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