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Years before writer S. Craig Zahler made his directorial debut with his ultra-violent western Bone Tomahawk, he sold a screenplay for a different ultra-violent western called The Brigands of Rattleborge, which had Oldboy director Park Chan-wook lined up to direct way back in 2012.
Despite the script being on The Black List in 2006, the project was stuck in development **** for years, but now Amazon has picked it up with a slightly-altered name: The Brigands of Rattlecreek. Park is back in the director’s chair, and Oscar winner Matthew McConaughey is being eyed for one of the lead roles. Learn more below.
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Collider brings word about the resurgence of this project at Amazon Studios, and they caution that McConaughey isn’t officially cast yet. But he’s being eyed to play one of the key roles in the film: a doctor who teams up with a local sheriff to get revenge on a gang of outlaws “who use the cover of a torrential thunderstorm to rob and terrorize the occupants of a small town.”
Zahler’s most recent movies, Brawl in Cell Block 99 and Dragged Across Concrete, have a real nasty streak running through them. Bone Tomahawk has one of the goriest moments I’ve seen in a movie theater this decade, but it’s...
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