Jesse Eisenberg is starring in and executive producing the independent thriller “Wild Indian,” Variety has learned exclusively.
“Wild Indian,” written and directed by Lyle Mitchell Corbine Jr., also stars Michael Greyeyes, Chaske Spencer, Kate Bosworth and Scott Haze (“Venom”). The film, shooting in Oklahoma City, was developed as part of the Sundance Institute Writers and Directors Lab as well as Sundance Catalyst.
The story follows two Anishinaabe men who are inextricably bound together after covering up the savage murder of a schoolmate. After years of separation following wildly divergent paths, they must finally confront how their traumatic secret has irrevocably shaped their lives. Greyeyes plays a character who has left the reservation to become an accounting executive while Eisenberg plays his right-hand man and only ally in work and life.
The film is being produced by Blake Pickens and Thomas Mahoney. Executive producers are Joel Michaely, Niraj Bhatia, Eric Tavitian, Katy Bettner, Lesli Masoner, Dan McClung, Brent Ryan Green and 30West.