It’s been a lengthy road, but HBO has officially begun production on their Deadwood movie.
President of HBO Programming Casey Bloys announced that production had begun in Los Angeles on the movie, which is written by the creator of the TV series, David Milch, and directed by Daniel Minahan (Game of Thrones, House of Cards). Also revealed is who from the original cast is returning for the film and where the story picks back up.
You can find all of the info in the full announcement below.
Production has begun in Los Angeles on HBO Filmsâ€™ â€œDeadwoodâ€ movie, it was announced today by Casey Bloys, president, HBO Programming. Continuing the story begun in David Milchâ€™s critically acclaimed, EmmyÂ®-winning HBO series, the feature-length presentation is written by Milch, directed by Daniel Minahan and features original cast members from the series.
In the â€œDeadwoodâ€ film, the indelible characters of the series are reunited after ten years to celebrate South Dakotaâ€™s statehood. Former rivalries are reignited, alliances are tested and old wounds are reopened, as all are left to navigate the inevitable changes that modernity and time have wrought.
Returning cast members for the â€œDeadwoodâ€ movie include: Ian McShane (Al Swearengen), Timothy Olyphant (Seth Bullock), Molly Parker (Alma Ellsworth), Paula Malcomson (Trixie), John Hawkes (Sol Star), Anna Gunn (Martha Bullock), Dayton Callie (Charlie Utter), Brad Dourif (Doc Cochran), Robin Weigert (â€œCalamityâ€ Jane Canary), William Sanderson (E.B. Farnum), Kim Dickens (Joanie Stubbs) and Gerald McRaney (George Hearst). The film will also feature new cast member Jade Pettyjohn (Caroline).
During its three-season, 36-episode run on HBO from 2004 to 2006, the â€œDeadwoodâ€ series was nominated for 28 Primetime EmmyÂ® Awards, winning eight, including Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series (Walter Hill), and also received a Golden Globe Award for Best Performer by an Actor in a Television Series â€“ Drama (Ian McShane).
The â€œDeadwoodâ€ film is executive produced by David Milch, Carolyn Strauss, Daniel Minahan, Gregg Fienberg, Scott Stephens, Ian McShane and Timothy Olyphant; directed by Daniel Minahan; written by David Milch.
No release date for the Deadwood movie has been announced yet.
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