Olivia Wilde is Saddling Up for Favreau's Cowboys & Aliens
by Ethan Anderton
February 1, 2010
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?