Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Coming soon: Appaloosa

Maybe there really is hope for a revival of the Western: Variety, the showbiz bible, reports that Ed Harris, Oscar winner Renee Zellweger and Viggo Mortensen will co-star in Appaloosa, an adaptation of Robert B. Parker's novel about two lawmen hired to protect a lawless town from the machinations of a renegade rancher. Filming is set to start Oct. 1 in New Mexico, with Harris doing quadruple duty as director, co-scriptwriter, producer and star. Take it from me: The novel was pretty doggone good. And these folks could turn turn it into a terrific movie.

1 comment:

Rick Ryan said...

Good news indeed. The Western film is a genre that is far from being exhausted. As for Ed Harris, he did a super job directing Pollock. I would think that a Western would be right in his wheelhouse.