Jason Clarke, Scott Eastwood, and Chaske Spencer have all agreed to star in a sequel to 2017 neo-western crime thriller Wind River. Titled Wind River: The Next Chapter, the film will be directed by Kari Skogland. Patrick Massett and John Zinman have penned the screenplay.
The trio join Martin Sensmeier, who portrayed Chip Hanson in the first film and is the only member of the original cast to return. Neither Jeremy Renner nor Elizabeth Olsen are coming back.
The sequel revolves around the investigation into a series of ritualistic murders on the Wind River reservation. To solve the case, the FBI enlists Chip Hanson, a newly minted tracker for the U.S. Fish & Game, who becomes embroiled in a desperate and dangerous fight between the authorities, a vigilante, and the reservation.
Castle Rock Entertainment is backing the project, and this is one of a number of sequels it’s developing under its relaunched film division. It’s also making a belated sequel to This is Spinal Tap, as well as developing a revival of classic British comedy series Fawlty Towers starring John Cleese and daughter Camilla Cleese.
Clarke most recently starred as basketball great Jerry West on HBO’s Winning Time, and will next appear in Christopher Nolan‘s Oppenheimer. Eastwood starred in The Outpost and is scheduled to appear in the next Fast & Furious installment.
Spencer most recently starred opposite Emily Blunt in Amazon’s Western mini-series The English, and will next be seen in Disney+ Marvel series Echo.
Skogland is best known for directing six episodes of The Falcon and The Winter Soldier, and has also directed episodes of shows such as The Walking Dead, The Handmaid’s Tale, The Americans, and Boardwalk Empire. She’s currently set to direct Gal Gadot‘s Cleopatra movie, taking over from Patty Jenkins.