Wind River actors Renner & Olsen in hilarious interview – We ask Jeremy Renner “Who has the better ‘thigh grip’ : Elizabeth Olsen or Scarlett Johanssen?
Wind River is now playing in the San Francisco Bay Area, and we caught up with Marvel Avengers castmates Elizabeth Olsen and Jeremy Renner to talk snowmobiles, Jeremy’s house rules, and lots more in our no-holds-barred interview with the two friends and actors. Renner delivers an oscar-worthy performance in the film, which was written and directed by Taylor Sheridan, the man who wrote critically-acclaimed films such as Hell or High Water and Sicario.
WIND RIVER, BASED ON A TRUE STORY – Obsessed with mob culture, and desperate to fit in, Thomas sets out to fix the 1992 trial of John Gotti. He believes if the plan is executed, it will put him at the center of all that he idolizes. The plot is foiled, setting off events worthy of mob lore. The Wannabe intertwines real people and true events, past and present, with fantasy. Michael Imperioli and Vincent Piazza star in the film while Nick Sandow wrote and directed the movie.
WIND RIVER is a chilling thriller that follows a rookie FBI agent (Elizabeth Olsen) who teams up with a local game tracker with deep community ties and a haunted past (Jeremy Renner) to investigate the murder of a local girl on a remote Native American Reservation in the hopes of solving her mysterious death. Written and directed by Taylor Sheridan, WIND RIVER also stars Gil Birmingham, Jon Bernthal, Julia Jones, Kelsey Asbille, and James Jordan.
Director’s Statement from Taylor Sheridan:
“When I embarked on WIND RIVER I viewed it as the conclusion of a thematic trilogy that explores the modern American frontier. Beginning with the epidemic of violence along the US/Mexico border in SICARIO and then shifting to focus on the immense wealth and poverty colliding in the Comanchería region of West Texas in HELL OR HIGH WATER, WIND RIVER is the final chapter and catharsis of this trilogy. WIND RIVER explores perhaps the most tangible remnant of America’s frontier, and America’s greatest failure — the Native American reservation. At its most personal, it is the study of how a man moves on from a tragedy without ever gaining closure. At its broadest, it is a study of the consequence of forcing people to live on land where people were never meant to live. It is a brutal place where the landscape itself is an antagonist. It is a place where addiction and murder kills more than cancer, and rape is considered a rite of passage for girls on the cusp of womanhood. It is a place where the rule of law gives way to the law of nature. No place in North America has changed less in the past century, and no place in America has suffered more from the changes that have taken place. ”
About the Production:
Written and directed by Academy Award® nominee Taylor Sheridan (Hell or High Water, Sicario), WIND RIVER stars Academy Award nominee, Jeremy Renner (The Hurt Locker, The Town), Elizabeth Olsen (Avengers, Martha Marcy May Marlene), Gil Birmingham (The Lone Ranger), Jon Bernthal (The Wolf of Wall Street, Sicario), Julia Jones (Twilight), Kelsey Asbille (Teen Wolf), Graham Greene (The Green Mile, Dances with Wolves), Martin Sensmeier (The Magnificent Seven), James Jordan, Tokala Clifford, Apesanahkwat, and Tantoo Cardinal. The project is produced by Basil Iwanyk’s Thunder Road (Sicario, John Wick), Peter Berg’s Film 44 (Lone Survivor, Friday Night Lights), and Matthew George’s Savvy Media Holdings (LBJ, Shock and Awe). Star Thrower Entertainment is executive producing along with Riverstone Pictures and The Fyzz Facility. The Weinstein Company acquired distribution rights for the U.S. and Canada at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival.