Paul Gross locked, loaded for 'Gunless'

Sienna Guillory also stars in Western comedy

TORONTO -- Canadian actor-director Paul Gross, star of CBS' mid-'90s series "Due South," has signed on as the lead in the Western comedy "Gunless," in which he'll play a notorious American gunslinger who turns up in a rural British Columbia town.

Written and directed by William Phillips and produced by Rhombus Media and Brightlight Pictures, "Gunless" also stars Sienna Guillory ("Love Actually") as the love interest for Gross' character, the Montana Kid.

Gross most recently co-starred with Rebecca Romijn in the ABC pilot for "The Witches of Eastwick," playing the Devil character originated by Jack Nicholson in the 1987 theatrical film.

Alliance Films will release "Gunless" in Canada.