The first photos from Ed Harris‘ upcoming western Appaloosa has been unveiled.
The story is adapted from Robert B. Parker’s novel of the same name. The western is set in 1882 in the Old West territory of New Mexico, “Appaloosa” pivots around city marshal Virgil Cole (Ed Harris) and his deputy and partner Everett Hitch (Viggo Mortensen), who made their status by keeping peace in the lawless towns springing up in the untamed land.In the small mining community of Appaloosa, a heartless, powerful rancher named Randall Bragg (Jeremy Irons) allowed his band of outlaws to run roughshod over the town. After the cold-blooded murder of Appaloosa’s city marshal, Cole and Hitch are hired to bring the murderer to justice.
While boldly bringing new order to the town, the two fearless lawmen meet a provocative outsider Allison French (Renée Zellweger) whose unconventional ways threaten to destroy their decade-old bond.
At this point, “Appaloosa” has already been picked up by New Line Cinema and has been scheduled to hit theaters on October 3rd, in limited release.