- BLACK HATS & COWBOYS
With Cowboys & Aliens ready to hit theaters next weekend, Harrison Ford is ready to saddle up for another Western genre-bender. This time it will be gunslingers and gangsters.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Ford is attached to play legendary Wild West lawman Wyatt Earp in Black Hats. The Thunder Road-Kickstart production is based on the Max Allan Collins novel of the same name.
Kurt Johnstad (300: The Battle of Artemisia and recently hired to rewrite Man of Steel) will pen the screenplay adaptation.
Here's THR's synopsis of the film's plot: "Black Hats blends fact with fiction in its telling of the story involving an older Earp, the one who spent his last years as a private detective and movie consultant in Los Angeles. The spin involves Earp learning that his friend and compatriot Doc Holliday had a son, now living in Prohibition-era New York City. While Holliday is long dead, the son has gotten himself in trouble with a rising mobster, Al Capone. Earp teams up with Bat Masterson, one of his former deputies and now noted sportswriter for the New York Morning Telegraph, to take on the gang in what becomes a tale of six-shooters versus tommy guns."