If you like westerns, this is an interesting story. Catch Russell Crowe still at the top of his best years.
Russell Crowe plays a desperado whose accomplices stage an ambush after he is taken into custody by a determined local sheriff in this remake of the 1957 film starring Glenn Ford and Van Heflin. James Mangold directs a script based on the Elmore Leonard short story and penned by Stuart Beattie, Michael Brandt, and Derek Haas.
DAMSEL will air both at Sundance and Berlin Film Festival. It sees Robert Pattinson playing Samuel, a wealthy and influential pioneer who traveled across west American Frontiers to marry love of his life Penelope (Mia Wasikowska). Along the journey, he was aided by a drunkard and a miniature horse named Butterscotch. As Samuel continued on his quest, he encountered many obstacles and soon the lines between heroes, damsels and villains are blurred.
Robert Pattinson and Mia Wasikowska play the happy couple
Ahead of its arrival on DirecTV next month, A24 FIlms has released a new poster and trailer for the upcoming western drama The Ballad of Lefty Brown. Written and directed by Jared Moshe, it stars Bill Pullman, Kathy Baker, Jim Caviezel, Joe Anderson, Diego Josef, Tommy Flanagan and Peter Fonda; take a look below…
When cowboy Lefty Brown (Bill Pullman) witnesses the murder of his longtime partner — the newly-elected Senator Edward Johnson (Peter Fonda) — he strikes out to find the killers and avenge his friend’s gruesome death. Tracking the outlaws across the vast and desolate Montana plains, Lefty recruits a young gunslinger, Jeremiah (Diego Josef), and an old friend, a hard-drinking U.S. Marshall (Tommy Flanagan), to help deliver the men to justice.
After a gunfight with the outlaws leaves Jeremiah wounded, Lefty returns home with the names of Johnson’s killers only to find that he is being accused of his friend’s murder. With the tables turned, and with his friend in the governor’s mansion (Jim Caviezel) refusing to help, Lefty must evade the law and prove his innocence by exposing the powerful men ultimately responsible for Johnson’s death. A thrilling and action-packed Western, The Ballad of Lefty Brown is a story about loyalty, friendship, and the relentless pursuit of justice.
In the Old West, Jane Hammond (Natalie Portman) must recruit the help of gunslinger and former lover Dan Front (Joel Edgerton) to protect her current husband Bill (Noah Emmerich) from an outlaw gang led by the relentless Colin McCann (Ewan McGregor). Directed by Gavin O’Connor.
In this remake of the classic 1960 oater of the same name (itself a Western remake of Akira Kurosawa’s masterpiece The Seven Samurai), seven gunslingers are hired to defend a Mexican village from bandits. Denzel Washington, Chris Pratt, Matt Bomer, Haley Bennett, Peter Sarsgaard, Vincent D’Onofrio, Sean Bridgers, Vinnie Jones, and Ethan Hawke star. Directed by Antoine Fuqua.
1960 Magnificent Seven
Synopsis by Hal Erickson
Japanese filmmaker Akira Kurosawa’s The Seven Samurai (1954) is westernized as The Magnificent Seven. Yul Brynner plays Chris, a mercenary hired to protect a Mexican farming village from its annual invasion by bandit Calvera (Eli Wallach). As Elmer Bernstein’s unforgettable theme music (later immortalized as the “Marlboro Man” leitmotif) blasts away in the background, Chris rounds up six fellow soldiers of fortune to help him form a united front against the bandits. The remaining “magnificent six” are played by Charles Bronson, Steve McQueen, Horst Buchholz, Robert Vaughn, James Coburn, and (the one that everybody forgets) Brad Dexter. Though jam-packed with action, William Roberts’s screenplay pauses long enough to flesh out each of its characters, allowing the audience to pick their own favorites. The Magnificent Seven was followed by three sequels, not to mention dozens of imitations.