'Those Who Wish Me Dead' Full Cast List: Meet Angelina Jolie, Tyler Perry and rest of the stars of the survival thriller
Jolie sheds her glamorous avatar to play a no-nonsense firefighter in 'Those Who Wish Me Dead'
Angelina Jolie has always been a trailblazer in every sense of the word and it seems that she has lost none of that fire as she makes her way back to the screen as a veteran firefighter in 'Those Who Wish Me Dead'. The role doesn't rely on Jolie's glamorous personality, in fact quite the opposite as Jolie plays a brusque firefighter who unlike Jolie in real life isn't particularly maternal or nurturing.
Jolie who has to ensure that she takes a young Connor Casserly (Finn Little) who is being pursued by his father's assassins, to safety, found this to be the most challenging part of her role. It was an aspect of her character, director Taylor Sheridan had to correct her on. In an interview with EW, Jolie says, "My character is not maternal by nature. Sometimes Taylor would correct me because my behavior towards a child was different from [Hannah's] behavior towards a child. It took me a little bit to treat [Little] badly, but I got there!" Read more about Jolie and her co-stars in 'Those Who Wish Me Dead' below.
Angelina Jolie as Hannah Faber
Angelina Jolie stars as the emotionally scarred Hannah Faber, a veteran firefighter and wilderness survival expert. Hannah who is haunted by a past rescue gone wrong is brusque and no-nonsense. 'Those Who Wish Me Dead' sees Jolie's long-awaited return to the action genre. Jolie of course has been acting since she was a child and has created a career that has juggled both critically acclaimed films and out-and-out blockbusters with ease. Jolie of course shot to international fame with her Academy Award-winning performance in 'Girl, Interrupted' and is known for playing the title role in the 'Lara Croft' franchise. Jolie's other notable films include 'Mr. & Mrs. Smith', 'Wanted', 'Salt' and 'Maleficent'. Jolie's life off-screen has also been the subject of constant interest with her high-profile relationships, and more positively for her international charity projects.
Tyler Perry as Arthur
Tyler Perry has certainly come a long way from living in his car and suffering the damage that his abusive father heaped on him. Perry who was named as the highest-paid man in entertainment by Forbes in 2011, was inspired to start writing after he watched an episode of the Oprah Winfrey show that talked about the therapeutic nature of writing. In what is truly a full-circle moment, in 2012, Perry struck an exclusive multi-year partnership with Oprah Winfrey and her Oprah Winfrey Network. Perry's show 'The Haves and the Have Nots' has given OWN some of its highest ratings. Perry besides being an actor, producer, director and screenwriter is also known for his humanitarian efforts, for which he received the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award from the Academy Awards. Perry was also included in Time magazine's 100 Most Influential People of 2020. In the same year, Perry was awarded the Governors Award from the Primetime Emmy Awards. Perry's acting career includes roles in 'Gone Girl' and 'Vice'.
Finn Little as Connor Casserly
Young Australian actor Finn Little has already built quite a resume for himself. At just 11, Finn was working with Academy Award winner Geoffrey Rush on the critically acclaimed film 'Storm Boy'. One may recognize Little from his role as Gilles, in the Australian TV series 'Tidelands'. While others would have possibly been intimidated working with Angelina Jolie, Little says Jolie made him feel safe and cared for. He says in an interview to EW, "She went out of her way to make me feel really accepted."
Aidan Gillen as Jack Blackwell
Irish actor Aidan Gillen may be perhaps best known for his role as Petyr 'Littlefinger' Baelish in 'Game of Thrones', but the actor has several other iconic roles to his credit. Gillen is also known for his roles in hit shows such as 'Queer as Folk', 'Peaky Blinders' and 'The Wire'. As for his film career, Gillen has played CIA operative Bill Wilson in 'The Dark Knight Rises' and Queen's manager John Reid in 'Bohemian Rhapsody'.
Nicholas Hoult as Patrick Blackwell
We've seen Nicholas Hoult on our screens since he was a boy. Nicholas attracted international attention in the Hugh Grant starrer 'About a Boy'. He then went on to star in the comedy series 'Skins', but truly transitioned into more mature roles with his performance in the film 'A Single Man', for which he earned a BAFTA Rising Star Award nomination. Hoult's career has since gone from strength to strength. He has played the mutant Hank McCoy in 'X-Men: First Class' a role he reprised in later installments of the series.
Of late Hoult has portrayed a number of real-life figures such as Robert Harley, Earl of Oxford in the historical black comedy 'The Favourite', the writer JRR Tolkien in 'Tolkien' , and Peter III in the Hulu miniseries 'The Great'.
Other stars of 'Those Who Wish Me Dead' include Jon Bernthal, Jake Weber, Tory Kittles and James Jordan.
'Those Who Wish Me Dead' is directed by Taylor Sheridan, who is also one of the writers of the film along with Michael Koryta and Charles Leavitt. The film is based on the book written by Michael Koryta.
You can catch the trailer of 'Those Who Wish Me Dead' which premieres on Netflix on May 14 below: