The Western classic Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid will saddle up and get the ol' spit-shine, thanks to an upcoming reboot. Regé-Jean Page (Bridgerton) and Glen Powell (Top Gun: Maverick) will star as Butch and Sundance, respectively, as well as serve as executive producers.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the highly contested bidding war for the Joe and Anthony Russo-produced series landed at Amazon after offers from Disney+ and Peacock. A director has yet to be named, but Kaz and Ryan Firpo (The Eternals) have both signed on to pen the script. The Russos recently worked with Page on Netflix's The Gray Man, where they reportedly hit it off.
The series will hark back to the 1969 film Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, starring Paul Newman and Robert Redford as outlaws on the run after a string of train robberies. The film won four Academy Awards, with Burt Bacharach's famous score sweeping up Grammys and Golden Globes. The Russos are reportedly planning the untitled Butch and Sundance series as a new franchise for Amazon, with the potential for several spinoffs set in the Wild West. Following the announcement, the duo tweeted that it was "just the beginning." Plot details have yet to be announced, but sources close to the project believe that the show will actually take place in an alternate American history, much like Amazon's The Man in the High Castle or Apple's For All Mankind.
No release date has been set, but I wouldn't reckon findin' yourself late on the quickdraw for Butch and Sundance—because the pairing of Page and Powell couldn't feel any more perfect.
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