Described as an ultra-violent Western and centering on a tribe of cannibals, Caliber Media’s upcoming film Bone Tomahawk has grabbed our attention in a big way, and the impressive cast is the icing on what looks to be a pretty damn gory cake. Read on for the latest additions!
THR reports today that both Patrick Wilson (Insidious, The Conjuring) and Matthew Fox (“Lost”) have signed on to star in the film alongside the previously announced Kurt Russell and Richard Jenkins.
S. Craig Zahler, whose Black List script The Brigands of Rattleborge helped him land a three-picture deal at Warner Bros., is directing from a screenplay he wrote (Zahler also is the drummer, singer, lyricist and co-songwriter for the metal band Realmbuilder).
Bone Tomahawk revolves around four men attempting to rescue a group of captives from a band of cannibalistic troglodytes that live beyond the edge of civilization. Wilson will play Arthur O’Dwyer, a cowboy whose rise to the foreman position of a cattle outfit is interrupted by an unfortunate accident that reshapes his life in unforeseen ways. Fox will play John Brooder, whose dark inclinations have put him and his polished weapons at the very edge of the Western frontier.
Caliber partners Dallas Sonnier and Jack Heller will produce and arranged the majority of the financing through a deal with The Fyzz Facility’s Wayne Marc Godfrey, Robert Jones, and David Gilbery, who will serve as executive producers.
CAA and UTA are repping domestic rights for the film, while Celluloid Dreams is handling foreign sales.