Olivia Wilde is Saddling Up for Favreau's Cowboys & Aliens

February 1, 2010

Olivia Wilde

It seems like comic book westerns with crazy twists are the new hotness. Not only is DC's Jonah Hex (with Megan Fox) on the way, but Cowboys & Aliens is moving swiftly through casting. Just after confirmation that Daniel Craig would be starring in the Jon Favreau-directed flick comes word from Heat Vision that Olivia Wilde (Tron Legacy, Fox's "House M.D.") will also be joining the cast as Ella, who joins with mysterious gunslinger in an unlikely uprising against an alien invasion. So Fox is in Jonah Hex, and Wilde is yet another tantalizing beauty going into the Old West. Were there really women that beautiful back then?

In the past few years Wilde has gone from just a pretty supporting actress in films like Alpha Dog and The Girl Next Door to a deserving leading lady. Most recently she was an object of lust in the comedy misstep Year One, but don't hold it against her. I've always enjoyed Wilde's work on "House M.D." and surely she'll get an even bigger opportunity to showcase her talent when Tron Legacy hits at the end of the year. She's got the acting chops, and hopefully the action chops to stand-up with Daniel Craig against alien scum. Stay tuned as Cowboys & Aliens move forward into production. Thoughts on Cowboys & Aliens casting?

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  • Barnaby Barrilla
    Not only is she an amazing artist, but she is beautiful as well. Too bad Megan Fox doesn't have her chops
  • James
    Were there really women that beautiful back then? Really? Are you serious? You think beautiful women have only been around the last 100 or so years? Wtf.
  • dave
    The things i'd do to her. I would definitely love to crawl into bed with her and hold her in my arms. ..what else did you think I meant?
    yeah she's fucking lovely,i wouldn't kick her out of bed if she farted.this film is sounds pretty good i remember when the comic 1st came out never actually read it,i was more into reading superhero comics than cowboys,but the story sounds intresting enough i think i'd watch it (especially for her).
  • Kris
    I think she looks way better then Megan Fox...She was so damn Hot on Year One.
  • @ #2, Yes. It was a literal statement that in no way suggested sarcasm at all. Seriously? I realize there have been plenty of beautiful women forever. However, off the top of my head, I can't think of a western that has made a woman look so sexy as the stills of Megan Fox in Jonah Hex.
  • Kris
    Just look at a A Knight's Tale...That girl was amazingly hot. There's always been hot girls in older movies it's not something new. o.o
  • Cmurder
    Salma Hayek in Wild Wild West anyone? hot!
  • Mr Heat Mizer
    I'm really excited for this movie! I love Robert Downey Jr. so it'll be interesting to see who they get instead. I also love Olivia I think she is extremely talented as well as gorgeous.
  • Scott McHenry
  • Mr Heat Mizer
    Daniel Craig?!?! Very nice!!! Thank you Scott! I can't believe I missed that announcement




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