Taylor Sheridan wrote and directed the 2017 neo-Western crime film Wind River. A U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service tracker and an FBI agent, respectively, struggle to investigate a murder on the Wind River Indian Reservation in Wyoming in the movie starring Jeremy Renner and Elizabeth Olsen. Graham Greene, Jon Bernthal, and Gil Birmingham also make appearances.
According to Sheridan, he wrote the movie to draw attention to the problem of the large number of Indigenous women who are raped and killed, both on and off reservations.
On August 4, 2017, Wind River had its American theatrical release after making its debut at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival. The picture earned $45 million at the box office and garnered largely favourable reviews from reviewers oppose a $11 million spending plan. The Weinstein Company (TWC) handled the theatrical release, but Lionsgate bought the distribution rights for home media in October 2017 as a result of the publication of multiple sexual assault claims against Harvey Weinstein. Due to TWC losing the distribution rights, Weinstein’s credits and logo were removed from home media and streaming sites.