Jeremy Renner Pushes to Give ‘Wind River’ Life After Harvey Weinstein

For Jeremy Renner, “Wind River” was always going to be an awards-season longshot — even before the Harvey Weinstein mess. Taylor Sheridan’s quietly gripping drama features what is likely Renner’s best performance since his Oscar-nominated turn in “The Hurt Locker,” but it was a small indie, a serious drama that was going to require careful nurturing. It had a well-received debut at Sundance in January, a successful encore at Cannes in May, and a summer release that found it grossing an impressive $40 million amid the market heavy in would-be blockbusters. But “Wind River” was released by the Weinstein Company, which means that it suffered a blow with accusations leveled at executive producer and distributor Harvey Weinstein. The film was already out of theaters at that point, and the Native American tribe that helped finance the movie put up additional money to reclaim it and fund an awards campaign on its own, with no input from the reeling TWC.