Patrick Wilson, Matthew Fox Sign on to Star in Western 'Bone Tomahawk'

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Patrick Wilson, Matthew Fox

Kurt Russell and Richard Jenkins have already boarded the film from S. Craig Zahler and Caliber Media

Patrick Wilson and Matthew Fox have signed on to star opposite Kurt Russell and Richard Jenkins in Caliber Media's ultraviolent Western Bone Tomahawk.

S. Craig Zahler, whose Black List script The Brigands of Rattleborge helped him land a three-picture deal at Warner Bros., is directing from a screenplay he wrote (Zahler also is the drummer, singer, lyricist and co-songwriter for the metal band Realmbuilder).

Bone Tomahawk revolves around four men attempting to rescue a group of captives from a band of cannibalistic troglodytes that live beyond the edge of civilization. Wilson will play Arthur O'Dwyer, a cowboy whose rise to the foreman position of a cattle outfit is interrupted by an unfortunate accident that reshapes his life in unforeseen ways. Fox will play John Brooder, whose dark inclinations have put him and his polished weapons at the very edge of the western frontier.

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Caliber partners Dallas Sonnier and Jack Heller will produce and arranged the majority of the financing through a deal with The Fyzz Facility's Wayne Marc Godfrey, Robert Jones and David Gilbery, who will serve as executive producers.

CAA and UTA are repping domestic rights for the film, while Celluloid Dreams is handling foreign sales.

Zahler is best known as an author and screenwriter. His crime novel Mean Business on North Ganson Street will be published next week by St. Martin's Press and is already being adapted at Warner Bros. with Leonardo DiCaprio attached to star and produce.

Wilson is repped by CAA, Anonymous Content and attorney Gretchen Rush. Fox is handled by CAA, Management 360 and attorney Stewart Brookman.

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