7:33pm PT by Lesley Goldberg, Ryan Gajewski
HBO's 'Deadwood' Movie Inching Closer to Reality
HBO is addressing a Deadwood actor's tweet regarding the possibility of a film version of the series.
On Wednesday, Garret Dillahunt, who played Jack McCall on the Western drama, tweeted: "So uh....I'm hearing credible rumors about a #Deadwood movie. #Everybodypray." He followed that with another tweet in which he mocked the channel for this summer's Entourage movie and said Deadwood fans deserve "some closure."
In a statement released to The Hollywood Reporter, HBO weighed in on the actor's post. "In reference to Garret Dillahunt’s tweet regarding the rumored Deadwood movie, there have only been very preliminary conversations," the statement reads.
The David Milch-created series ran for three seasons, from 2004 to 2006, and starred Timothy Olyphant and Ian McShane.
Turning TV series into films remains trendy as studios look to align themselves with pre-existing properties. THR broke the news this week that Zac Efron is in talks to join Dwayne Johnson in the Baywatch movie, while Community fans have long hoped that rumors of a possible big-screen adaptation would become reality. Director Guy Ritchie's The Man From U.N.C.L.E., based on the 1960s spy series, hits theaters Friday.
Dillahunt's tweets can be seen below.