'Those Who Wish Me Dead': Air time, how to live stream, trailer, cast and all you need to know about Angelina Jolie's comeback film
Jolie has moved back to acting rather than focusing on directing due to her challenging personal situation
It's been more than a decade since Angelina Jolie has helmed an action thriller like 'Salt' or 'Wanted', but Jolie returns in fighting form with 'Those Who Wish Me Dead'. The 45-year-old is back on screen and she means business as she plays a no-nonsense firefighter. Jolie over the last few years was more involved in directing, but the actor is candid about what brought her back in front of the camera.
"I love directing, but I had a change in my family situation that's not made it possible for me to direct for a few years," Jolie told EW, referring to her divorce proceedings and custody battles with Brad Pitt. "I needed to just do shorter jobs and be home more, so I kind of went back to doing a few acting jobs. That's really the truth of it." It seems she has chosen the right project to make a comeback with. 'Those Who Wish Me Dead', based on Michael Koryta's 2014 novel, centers around how Jolie's character veteran fire warden and wilderness survival expert Hannah Faber, has to help young Conner Casselly (Finn Little) who is being pursued by the two assassins who killed his father. When the assassins set fire to the forest, the pair must both survive the blaze and outwit the killers on their trail.
'Those Who Wish Me Dead' will premiere on HBO Max and also in theaters on May 14.
Air time and how to live stream
HBO Max generally releases new content at 3 am ET/12 am PT on the day of release. 'Those Who Wish Me Dead' premieres in theaters and on HBO Max on May 14. The Angelina Jolie-starrer will be available for HBO Max subscribers to watch without any additional charge. However, the film will only stream for 31 days. An HBO Max subscription costs $15 a month. You can get a one-week trial if you sign up for the HBO Max add-on through Hulu. The Hulu trial is only available to new HBO subscribers.
Angelina Jolie has perhaps been in the news more for her personal life than her professional life of late, but let's not forget the extremely credible body of work Jolie has built for herself over the years. Jolie who has won an Academy Award and three Golden Globe Awards has been acting since she was a child and made her screen debut alongside her father, Jon Voight, in 'Lookin' to Get Out'. It was however her performances in films like 'Gia' and of course, her Academy Award-winning performance in 'Girl, Interrupted' that catapulted Jolie to a new league of superstardom.
Jolie then went on to prove that she was also extremely successful as an action heroine with films such as 'Lara Croft:Tomb Raider' and went on to establish herself as one of the most bankable leading ladies with one hit after another including 'Mr. & Mrs. Smith', 'Wanted' and 'Salt'. Jolie balanced more commercial roles with critically acclaimed performances in films such as 'A Mighty Heart' and 'Changeling'. Jolie's biggest commercial success, however, came not from her action or critically acclaimed films but from the fantasy film, 'Maleficent'. Jolie is also known for her humanitarian efforts and has been honored with the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award and made an honorary Dame Commander of the Order of St Michael and St George (DCMG), among other honors.
Tyler Perry started his extremely successful career by writing and producing stage shows in the eighties and nineties, a path which led to him being named the highest-paid man in entertainment by Forbes in 2011. Perry then joined forces with Oprah Winfrey, no stranger to Forbes lists herself, in 2012. Perry has created multiple scripted series for the OWN network, 'The Haves and the Have Nots' being its most successful. Perry is also a successful actor and is known for his roles as Admiral Barnett in 'Star Trek', the titular character in 'Alex Cross', Tanner Bolt in 'Gone Girl', Baxter Stockman in 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows' and Colin Powell in 'Vice'.
Angelina Jolie has always been a trailblazer and the thrill-a-minute trailer of 'Those Who Wish Me Dead' will remind you why. Jolie is back in full action mode as a veteran firefighter and child star Finn Little seems to be a co-star who can keep up with Jolie.
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