If you can’t wait until Christmas to see Kurt Russell in another western in The Hateful Eight, how does October 23rd sound, for another Russell western, with Bone Tomahawk? To hype the movie, first-time filmmaker S. Craig Zahler talks winning Russell over the for the movie.
“We were taking the piece around and I said, well, ‘Kurt Russell would be great for Sheriff Hunt,’” Zahler told this writer last year on the blisteringly hot Bone Tomahawk set at the Paramount Ranch, outside Los Angeles. “So it went to Kurt, and he read it, and we had a conversation. He loved the piece, and gave me lots of compliments, and he came onboard.” Just as importantly? “He stuck,” said Zahler. “Richard Jenkins came onboard shortly thereafter. Those two guys were always solid. ”
In the movie, Russell plays a sheriff who heads out yonder to deal with cannibal varmants, whilst sporting an exceptionally manly beard.