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Michael Fassbender, Jamie Foxx and Peter Dinklage are in talks to star in Mel Gibson’s remake of The Wild Bunch, the violent and influential Western for Warner Bros., The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.
Bryan Bagby was earlier announced as on board to co-write the script with Gibson, who will also executive produce the movie. Sam Peckinpah, known for his action and macho-fueled movies, directed the 1969 original, which told of aging outlaws trying to live out the final days of the Wild West even as the 20th century has no use for them.
The Wild Bunch starred William Holden and Ernest Borgnine, among others, and was nominated for Oscars for original screenplay and score. The movie is considered the zenith in the filmography of Peckinpah, who also helmed such pics as Straw Dogs and The Getaway.
Fassbender is also set to star in Kung Fury 2, alongside Arnold Schwarzenegger, Eiza Gonzalez and David Hasselhoff, a follow-up to the cult 2015 short Kung Fury. Foxx is set to appear in ABC’s live restaging of All in the Family and The Jeffersons, set for a May 22 airing as episodes of the two classic sitcoms are re-created.
And Dinklage will star alongside Josh Brolin as unlikely brothers in Brothers, a comedy from Legendary Entertainment to be written by Etan Cohen.
And Gibson has as his next project Rothchild, where he stars alongside Shia LaBeouf, with Jon S. Baird (Stan & Ollie) in the director’s chair. And he is also on board to direct Destroyer, the World War II Navy movie.
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