Sam Rockwell is Putting on Some Spurs for Cowboys & Aliens
by Ethan Anderton
May 3, 2010
With the highly anticipated Iron Man 2 hitting theaters this week, Jon Favreau is keeping his name all over movie news this week as he sweetens the cast for his upcoming adaptation of Platinum Comics sci-fi western Cowboys & Aliens with Heat Vision reporting that Sam Rockwell, who can be seen as Justin Hammer in Iron Man 2, has joined the cast. Daniel Craig, Olivia Wilde and Harrison Ford are already signed up while Rockwell will play a bar owner named Doc who joins in the pursuit of the aliens. I can't express how pleased I am that a talented actor like Rockwell is finally his getting his due diligence with some truly kick-ass roles.
Apparently the role he'll be playing was smaller and actually called for a heavy-set man to play the part, but once Favreau and writers Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci and Damon Lindelof learned that Rockwell wanted in, they re-tooled and expanded his role in the script to make him a key player. Now that's what I'm talkin' about! Moon was much more than one small step for the man, and certainly one giant leap for mankind who now gets to enjoy Rockwell's fine work in another highly anticipated summer movie, but this one won't see release until 2011. We'll keep you updated! Anyone else as excited as I am for Cowboys and Aliens?