Both Nicholas Hoult and Tyler Perry will be co-starring in the film, which revolves around a 14-year-old boy (played by Finn Little) who witnesses a brutal murder, and is sent into hiding in the wilderness. He enters a program that teaches survival skills, and meets a a woman who occupies a fire tower (played by Jolie), all while being pursued by the killers.
Variety claimed the exclusive on the Hoult casting news, though the trade didn't provide any details about his character. Collider, meanwhile, reports that Hoult will be playing one of the killers searching for the boy.
Collider was first to report the Perry casting scoop, noting that his part is undisclosed for now, but is a supporting one. The site says that Perry was apparently a big fan of writer-director Taylor Sheridan's directorial debut, "Wind River," and the pair have been hoping to collaborate ever since.
Other actors who may be in the mix for key roles, according to Collider, are Jon Bernthal (playing Jolie's character's ex), Jake Weber (playing Little's character's father), and Aiden Gillen (playing another one of the murderers, and Hoult's character's brother). None of those castings have been confirmed yet.