will join Jon Favreau
‘s adaptation of graphic novel Cowboys and Aliens
, project co-written by Robert Orci, Alex Kurtzman and Damon Lindelof.
Pretty interesting cast list for Favreau’s upcoming project, because, let us remind you, Daniel Craig, Harrison Ford, Olivia Wilde, Sam Rockwell
and Paul Dano
have already been cast.
Film will open July 29, 2011, so let’s all remind some details about this interesting story that goes like this:
“1873. Arizona Territory. A stranger with no memory of his past stumbles into the hard desert town of Absolution. The only hint to his history is a mysterious shackle that encircles one wrist. What he discovers is that the people of Absolution don’t welcome strangers, and nobody makes a move on its streets unless ordered to do so by the iron-fisted Colonel Dolarhyde.
It’s a town that lives in fear. But Absolution is about to experience fear it can scarcely comprehend as the desolate city is attacked by marauders from the sky. Screaming down with breathtaking velocity and blinding lights to abduct the helpless one by one, these monsters challenge everything the residents have ever known.
Now, the stranger they rejected is their only hope for salvation. As this gunslinger slowly starts to remember who he is and where he’s been, he realizes he holds a secret that could give the town a fighting chance against the alien force. With the help of the elusive traveler Ella, he pulls together a posse comprised of former opponents-townsfolk, Dolarhyde and his boys, outlaws and Apache warriors-all in danger of annihilation. United against a common enemy, they will prepare for an epic showdown for survival.”
So, at this moment we know that Daniel Craig will play “a stranger with no memory of his past”, iron-fisted Colonel Dolarhyde will be Harrison Ford, while Olivia Wilde will portray “elusive traveler Ella”.
Sam Rockwell will play a bar owner named Doc who joins in the pursuit of the aliens. And now, Beach will play Nat Colorado, a half-Apache who works for Col. Woodrow Dolarhyde (played by Harrison Ford).
Like we previously said, Cowboys & Aliens
is slated to hit theaters on July 29, 2011, although it’s still not sure when the actual production will begin. Anyway, we’ll keep an eye on this one, stay tuned!