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Val Kilmer Goes Back To The West In The First Ride Of Wyatt Earp

17 March 2011 5:37 PM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

Currently enjoying something of a career renaissance, particularly leaning towards more independently minded cinema, is one time Batman Val Kilmer. With his name associated with no less than ten pictures in the previous year, the fifty one year old actor has been linked with another myriad of projects, the latest of which is The First Ride of Wyatt Earp, based on the life of the legendary figure from the Wild West of the early 19th century, and a man whose fame can be attributed foremost to his role in the notorious “Gunfight at the Ok Corral;” an incident which in itself has been subject of many screen-writers – including early 90′s pic Tombstone, where Kilmer played the part of Doc Holliday, perhaps his best remembered screenrole.

According to Variety, the new film based on a true story:

“…..finds an elderly Earp sitting down with a reporter to reflect on the ride that made him a legend, »

- Ben Szwediuk

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