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Ed Harris & January Jones to Get Revenge in Western 'Sweetwater'

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April 17, 2012
Source: Deadline

Ed Harris

Those of you who have seen 2008's Appaloosa will know that Ed Harris is no stranger to the western genre, since he co-wrote, co-starred, and directed that film. In that same year, Harris worked with directors Logan and Noah Miller on their first feature, Touching Home, a true story in which Harris played the boys' father and the directors played themselves. Today, Deadline reports that Harris will star alongside January Jones for the Miller Brothers' second outing behind the camera on a western called Sweetwater. Jones plays a widow who must avenge her husband's murder and Harris is the sheriff who helps her. Read on!

I haven't seen Touching Home, but when a veteran actor, writer, and director like Ed Harris has enough faith to work with these guys for a second time, that says all I need to know about the quality of their work. Harris is 61-years old now, so I'm guessing he has no patience for working on projects he doesn't believe in. I really enjoyed his work in Appaloosa, and his surly on-screen personality is a great match with the genre, so I'm excited to see him return to a period piece like this one. As for January Jones, I've gotta be honest, I despise her character on "Mad Men," and even in X-Men: First Class, I didn't find much to like about her performance. She's got a long way to go to prove that she can play a convincing supporting role (especially in a western), but that's just my opinion. What do you think?

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  • grimjob
    Yes!! Harris is the man! More westerns please!
  • Isildur_of_Numenor
    Loved Appaloosa; The Way Back as well (although it's not a western). And I heard Walker is good too, haven't seen it yet. Ed Harris really is the man!
  • DAVIDPD
    Yeah to Mr. Harris...Humph to Miss Jones.
    • Guest
       lol ,I read it as "hump" as in hump her .  She's eyecandy ,Mr.Harris is substance(and probably eyecandy for the ladies),so the movie won't suck imo. Appaloosa was awesome.We need more westerns.
  • Octopus
    And she sucked in Unknown.
  • Voice of Reason
    Jones' inclusion does not bode well for 'Sweetwater.' January Jones and Nicholas Cage should star in a movie directed by George Lucas called "Unwatchable" (Written by Lucas, produced by the geniuses of the Step Up movies, lackluster cameo by Lautner and bumbling soundtrack by Rebecca Black)
    • Isildur_of_Numenor
      20 oscar nominations, 21 wins.
      • Voice of Reason
         "Like" x 1,000
  • Candle_Wick
    Huge fan of Appaloosa, so this is great news. Harris has got the right squint and set of the jaw for this genre.
  • Beobe Jones
    Anyone know where this is being shot?
  • It's being shot in Santa Fe,nm. We just shot our western Redemption there and they came out to check out our props.

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