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It was announced today by various movie news sources that a sequel to the 2017 film “Wind River”, set on the Wind River reservation, is currently in the works, titled “Wind River: The Next Chapter “.
The award-winning original film, shot in both Utah and Wyoming, tells the story of an FBI agent and an American fish and wildlife tracker who are tasked with solving a murder at the Wind River.
It starred Jeremy Renner, Elizabeth Olsen and legendary Indigenous actor Graham Greene, and was written and directed by Taylor Sheridan, whose name people may recognize as the creator and showrunner of the popular TV show “Yellowstone.”
The original stars and director/writer won’t return this time around though, with Marvel’s ‘The Falcon and the Winter Soldier’ director Kari Skogland taking the reins, along with screenwriters Patrick Massett and John Zinman, according to the page. official movie imdb.com.
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The only confirmed cast so far is actor Martin Sensmeier, who played Chip Hanson in the original, and also starred in “Yellowstone” and its prequel series “1883.”
The official synopsis for the sequel is below.
“As a spate of murders remains unsolved, the FBI calls in Hanson, who finds himself embroiled in a desperate and dangerous fight between the authorities, a vigilante, and the reserve he calls home.”
Production is slated to begin in January 2023, per Variety, and no word has been reported on whether or not the movie will shoot in Wyoming again.