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Director John Lee Hancock (The Blind Side, The Alamo) has long been circling the director’s chair on the drama Highwaymen, and now it looks like the project is finally coming together. Hancock has signed on to helm the pic, which centers on the manhunt for infamous bank robbers Bonnie & Clyde during the Great Depression. The protagonist of the story is Texas Ranger Frank Hamer, a lawman with quite the reputation (he survived 100 gunfights and killed 53 people) who was coaxed into putting together a team of Rangers to finally take down Bonnie & Clyde following an embarrassing Texas prison break headed up by Clyde Barrow. Hit the jump for more on the project, including which actors Hancock is eyeing to lead the film. Deadline reports that Liam Neeson and Woody Harrelson are being courted to star in the pic, though it's unknown which actor would play Hamer. John Fusco (Young Guns II, »
- Adam Chitwood
The actor on shyness, working with Sylvester Stallone and staying sober in Hollywood
[Sounding genuinely surprised] Oh, thank you! Thanks so much.
[Spoiler!] You get killed in this film. Is it fun doing death scenes?
Well, look, it's not my favourite thing. I despise it, to be honest.
Because the character is over! What's fun about that?
Well, if you had to get killed, at least you get killed by Sylvester Stallone.
That's true. Stallone's definitely a hero of mine and he's such a sweet guy, too. We shot that scene on my birthday so on the one hand I was celebrating and on the other I was dying.
Did he get you a birthday present?
Stallone gave me an opportunity [by having me co-star in the film]. That was a gift in itself.
You play a bad guy. Did you pick up tips from Gary Oldman »
- Hadley Freeman
2 items from 2013
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