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Val Kilmer and Elisabeth Shue Join Thadd Turner’s Western ‘The Hard Ride’

4 January 2012 10:00 AM, PST | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

After joining forces for 1997′s The Saint, Val Kilmer and Elisabeth Shue are planning on reuniting for another movie. According to Moviehole, this time the dramatic duo is teaming up for a new western titled The Hard Ride.

Thadd Turner is writing and directing the project, which tells the story of “Wild Bill Hickok’s run-in with gambler Johnny Varnes in Deadwood.” Kilmer will play Varnes, who “allegedly paid off Jack McCall to kill ‘Wild Bill’”. Shue is set to play Agnes Lake, the late wife of Hickok. Ryan Merriman (Final Destination 3), Mark Rolston (Aliens), Wes Studi (Dances With Wolves) and Christopher Atkins have also been cast in the film.

We haven’t seen much from Turner in the ways of directing, his only other credits include the 2009 short Kids in the Yard as well as various acting and stunt jobs over the years. He does have the action »

- jpraup@gmail.com (thefilmstage.com)

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