TAYLOR SHERIDAN (Writer/Director) In 2012, Taylor Sheridan sold
his original screenplay for HELL OR HIGH WATER (fka COMANCHERIA) to Sidney
Kimmel Entertainment. The film, a drama set in the struggling rural areas of
West Texas, was released by CBS films in August 2016 and stars Chris Pine, Ben
Foster, and Jeff Bridges. The script, which was on the Black List in 2012, has
earned Taylor nominations for Best Screenplay at the 2016 Gotham Awards, 2016
Critics' Choice Awards, and 2017 Independent Spirit Awards.
His previous screenplay for SICARIO-directed by Denis Villeneuve and starring
Benicio Del Toro, Emily Blunt and Josh Brolin-was released in September 2015 to
critical acclaim and box office success. The film was produced by Basil Iwanyk,
Molly Smith, Trent Luckinbill, Thad Luckinbill and Ed McDonnell and released by
Lionsgate. The film was also nominated for several awards including Best
Theatrical Motion Picture by the PGA, Best Original Screenplay by the WGA, and
was awarded the Spotlight Award for Outstanding Collaborative Vision by the
National Board of Review.
A sequel to SICARIO, called SOLDADO, is currently in production. The film will
be directed by Stefano Sollima, and both Del Toro and Brolin will reprise their
Sheridan is adapting DISORDER, based on the French film, for Escape Artists and
Sony Pictures and previously adapted DARK INVASION, Howard Blum's non-fiction
novel, for Warner Bros., with Bradley Cooper, John Lesher and Adam Kassan
attached as producers on the project. Sheridan has also worked on two projects
for Andrew Lauren. In television, Sheridan is in pre-production on his series
"Yellowstone" for the Paramount Network alongside producers Art and Jon Linson.
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