View Full Version : Sam Rockwell saddling up for Jon Favreau's 'Cowboys and Aliens'

05-03-2010, 10:29 PM
Sam Rockwell saddling up for Jon Favreau's 'Cowboys and Aliens' (exclusive)

Sam Rockwell is reteaming with Jon Favreau for another comic book adaptation, DreamWorks' "Cowboys and Aliens."
Rockwell, who portrays arms manufacturer Justin Hammer in the Favreau-directed "Iron Man 2," has joined the cast of "Cowboys," the alien invasion-meets-the Wild West project that Favreau begins shooting in June.
Daniel Craig, Olivia Wilde and Harrison Ford are already cast in the tale, based on a Platinum Studios graphic novel, of cowboys and Indians rising up against aliens.
Rockwell will play a bar owner named Doc who joins in the pursuit of the aliens. Once Favreau and the writers -- Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci and Damon Lindelof -- learned that Rockwell was interested in the movie, they reconceived and expanded the role, which initially called for a heavy-set man.
"Cowboys" keeps Gersh-repped Rockwell, who is known more for his smart indie fare such as "Moon," working in the big-studio world, at least for another movie.
Steven Spielberg, Ron Howard and Brian Grazer also are producing along with Scott Mitchell Rosenberg.

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