PLACE OF BONES: New Western Casts Tom Hopper, Heather Graham For Highland Sales At EFM
Heather Graham (Half Magic, The Hangover) and Tom Hopper (Netflix’s “The Umbrella Academy,” Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard) will star in upcoming Western, Place Of Bones, along with UFC welterweight and mixed martial artist Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone (The Equalizer 2, Netflix’s Spenser Confidential) and Corin Nemec (Showtime’s “Stargate SG-1,” Joe Baby, Run Hide Fight).
Audrey Cummings (She Never Died, Netflix’s hit comedy-drama “Ginny & Georgia”) is directing from a script written by Richard Taylor. Eric Gozlan is producing under his Goldrush Entertainment banner, next to for Latigo Films which is also co-financing. David Lipper and Robert A. Daly Jr. Tom Whiteman is exec producing the film which recently wrapped in Los Angeles and will take to the European Film Market for world sales agent Highland Film Group.
Set in the Wild West of 1876, a botched bank robbery sees vicious outlaw gang leader Bear John (Hopper) feverishly hunting down his traitorous accomplice, Calhoun, to recover the stolen money. Nearly dead, Calhoun drags himself to a remote ranch where Pandora (Graham) lives with her daughter. As Bear and his crew of bandits arrive intent on delivering brutal revenge, Pandora has no choice but to defend her daughter. But Bear John and his men will soon discover that this is not Pandora’s first rodeo and she’s more than ready to take them all down to keep what’s hers.
“I’m incredibly excited to have the chance to explore the legendary frontier of the 1800’s and with such an exceptionally talented cast!” exclaimed Cummings.
“We are thrilled to be working on this female-centered western. With director Audrey Cummings at the helm, Heather Graham is poised to deliver a powerful performance unlike anything we’ve seen her do before,” said Highland Film Group CEO Arianne Fraser. “This action-packed western will definitively prove that this genre is no longer a male-dominated arena. Tom brings the muscle and the menace as a merciless outlaw – but Heather is not your typical damsel in distress. She is a worthy adversary with some surprising skills,” added Highland COO Delphine Perrier.
“Place of Bones is the first western produced under the Goldrush Entertainment Banner and we are so excited to see this compelling story come to life! The stars have aligned with our superb cast led by Heather and Tom,” noted Gozlan.
Since retiring from the sport of professional mixed martial arts where he left as one of the biggest stars the UFC has seen, Cerrone has transitioned strongly to his career as an actor, amassing a steady stream of credits across film and TV.
Nemec’s recent credits include a supporting lead in Latigo Films’ Joe Baby opposite Dichen Lachman, Ron Perlman and Harvey Keitel; Run Hide Fight which premiered at the Venice Film Festival opposite Thomas Jane, Radha Mitchell and Isabel May and My True Fairytale opposite Bruce Davidson and Joanna Cassidy. Nemec recurred on “Star Trek: Renegades,” “Supernatural,” “Ghost Whisperer” and “Beverly Hills 90210.” He was a series lead on Showtimes’ “Stargate SG-1,” ABC’s “Webster” and the starring lead role for four seasons on Fox’s hit TV series “Parker Lewis Can’t Lose.” Nemec’s first film role was Tucker: The Man and His Dream, directed by Francis Ford Coppola.
Graham is repped by RMS Productions, Paradigm, APA and Morris Yorn Barnes; Hopper is repped by The Gersh Agency, Waring McKenna, Entertainment 360 and R&CPMK; Cerrone is repped by Mike Staudt at The Gersh Agency; Nemec is repped by Mavrick Artists Agency and Endorse Management Group in Los Angeles; Latigo Films is repped by CAA.
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