Timothy Olyphant in 'Dark Knight' Producer's 'Man on Carrion Road'

May 13, 2013

Timothy Olyphant

Many TV fans have become accustomed to seeing Timothy Olyphant as a man of the law on the FX series "Justified," and he'll wear a badge again in The Man on Carrion Road, a new indie from Atlas Independent, the indie arm of Atlas Entertainment, the company founded by The Dark Knight trilogy producer Charles Roven. The film follows a botched Mexican cartel deal in the back roads of a border town. The town's new sheriff (Olyphant) must team up with the retired lawman he replaced to investigate the source of the deal in order to stop a mysterious cartel butcher and his brutalization of the town's people.

Sounds like a buddy cop sort of western with a bit of Arnold Schwarzenegger's The Last Stand thrown in for good measure. The project is being co-financed by Atlas and Relativity International with sales happening at Cannes this month (where our own Alex Billington will be reporting from soon). Apollo 18 director Gonzalo Lopez-Gallego is behind the camera with a script from new writer Nils Lyew. The company must like what Lopez-Gallego is doing in post-production with his film Open Grave, featuring Shartlo Copley, which they're also backing. The film is supposed to start shooting in August so stay tuned.

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  • Xerxexx
    Yes please.
  • brinor2575
    Timothy Olyphant.........Roland Deschain!
    Anytime we get Olyphant as a cowboy type, I am good.
  • Bl00dwerK
    "Aren't you too old to be fightin'?" "Certainly too old to be losin'."
  • SkyNet300
    Yes I love Timothy Olyphant! He was awesome in THE CRAZIES. Always been a fan.
  • Ginni
    The entertainment world's been short a good cowboy since John Wayne passed. 'bout damn time.




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