Chaske Spencer and Scott Eastwood also have committed to the sequel now filming in Calgary.
Martin Sensmeier (1883, The Last Manhunt), Chaske Spencer (The English, Wild Indian) and Scott Eastwood (The Outpost, The Longest Ride) have been signed for Wind River: The Next Chapter, the sequel to writer-director Taylor Sheridan’s acclaimed 2017 drama Wind River. Jason Clarke (Winning Time: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty) also has a role in the new film, which currently is shooting on location in Calgary.
Directed by Kari Skogland (The Falcon and the Winter Soldier) from a screenplay credited to Patrick Massett and John Zinman (Friday Night Lights), The Next Chapter reportedly will have Sensmeier reprising his role as Chip Hansen, the character he played in the 2017 movie. The big difference here is that Chip, originally seen as a drug-addicted ne’er-do-well, has cleaned up his act and joined the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service as a tracker.
According to The Hollywood Reporter: “Wind River: The Next Chapter will see terror rise on the Wind River reservation as a series of ritualistic murders remain unsolved. The FBI enlists Chip Hanson, a newly minted tracker for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, to get in the middle of a desperate and dangerous fight between the authorities, a vigilante and the reservation he calls home.”
So far, there has been no word as to whether any other members of the previous film’s cast — which included Jeremy Renner, Gil Birmingham, and Elizabeth Olson — might also return for The Next Chapter. Nor has there been any announcement regarding what if any involvement Taylor Sheridan will have with the project. (Of course, given his Paramount TV workload these days, he might not have time to offer the makers of the sequel anything other than best wishes and good luck.) Stay tuned for further developments.
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Photo: Scott Eastwood By Ben Glass