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■ Walter Hill, based known for raging in the 70s with cult urban thriller, The Warriors, and other classics like Hard Times, Streets Of Fire, Red Heat, 48 Hrs and Another 48 Hrs., will write and direct Dead For A Dollar, starring Christoph Waltz and Willem Dafoe. Myriad Pictures is launching sales on the Western thriller which takes place in New Mexico Territory, Chihuahua, in 1897, and sees Waltz portray Max, a famed bounty hunter hired to find and return the politically progressive wife of a successful Santa Fe businessman. When he learns the truth behind her disappearance with the African American army deserter, Elijah Jones, and is being held for ransom in Mexico. When Max goes south of the border he soon runs across his sworn enemy, expatriate American Joe Cribbens (Dafoe), a professional gambler, sometime outlaw, who Max had tracked down and sent to prison years before. When Borlund finds Rachel and Elijah hiding deep in the wilds of the Mexican desert, he discovers that Rachel has willingly fled from an abusive husband, and the runaway soldier is, in fact, her romantic partner. Max is now faced with a dilemma: does he return the wife back across the border to the man who hired him, or does he aid Rachel’s bid for freedom and fight off ruthless hired guns and his longtime criminal rival.” (Deadline)