The story is set in the winter of 1897, where a trio of killers descends upon an isolated farm in upstate New York.
Midwife Elspeth Howell (Jolie) returns home to the carnage: her husband, and four of her children, murdered. Before she can discover her remaining son Caleb, alive and hiding in the kitchen pantry, another shot rings out over the snow-covered valley. Twelve-year-old Caleb must tend to his mother until she recovers enough for them to take to the frozen wilderness in search of the men responsible.
The 43-year-old Oscar winner will also produce the project alongside Dan Friedkin and Bradley Thomas.
Jolie will also be seen in Maleficent sequel and Come Away, opposite David Oyelowo.