“Deadwood” star Ian McShane is set to join Patrick Wilson in Atlas Independent’s thriller “The Man on Carrion Road,” the company announced Friday.
Gonzalo Lopez-Gallego (“Apollo 18″) will direct from a script by Nils Lyew. William Green, Aaron Ginsburg and Andy Horwitz of Atlas Independent will produce the film, which is slated to start production in April in Utah.
MICA Entertainment is financing “Carrion Road,” with Relativity International selling the picture overseas.
“The Man on Carrion Road” is the visceral story of a botched Mexican cartel deal in the back roads of a border town. The town’s new sheriff (Wilson) must team up with the retired lawman (McShane) he replaced to investigate the source of the deal in order to stop a mysterious cartel butcher and his systematic brutalization of the town’s residents.
This is the second film of a two-picture deal that finds Atlas Independent producing, MICA Entertainment financing and Relativity International handling foreign sales. The first film in the deal is William Monahan’s “Mojave,” which stars Oscar Isaac and Garrett Hedlund.
Atlas Independent is an affiliate company of Charles Roven’s Atlas Entertainment.
McShane recently co-starred in the big-budget blockbusters “Jack the Giant Slayer,” Snow White and the Huntsman” and “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides.” He next stars in the comedy “Cuban Fury” and will soon be seen in Brett Ratner’s “Hercules.” McShane is represented by ICM Partners, Independent Talent, Gallant Management and Nelson Davis Wetzstein.
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