Garret has a new film in development called Arkansas Traveler. It’s a western written by Deadwood’s Sean Bridgers, still in the development stage, with Bridgers and Angela Bettis also attached to star. (Go here for the synopsis.)
Last week, they filmed an extended trailer for the film. Blue Springs Journal was there and wrote a really good article about it.
“…Understanding that period and understanding it on a level that other people don’t – that rubs off on the actors and the performance,” Bridgers said.
Bridgers, an actor by trade, is familiar with period pieces. He played Johnny in HBO’s frontier series, “Deadwood,” as did the star of “Arkansas Traveler,” Garret Dillahunt, who played Francis Wolcott. Dillahunt also played Ed Miller in “The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford.”
The cast and crew of “Arkansas Traveler” tread carefully around one of the log buildings as the inescapable mud from the rain the day before makes for sloppy, unsure footing. Wide Awake Films and the co-directors production company, Travelin’ Productions hope the “teaser” they filmed here in Missouri last month will translate into a feature-length Hollywood film. — Blue Springs Journal
And in other news:
- Pretty Bird will finally be released on DVD (!) on June 29. You can preorder it on Amazon.
- Winter’s Bone will be screened at several film festivals – Dallas (April 8 – 18), Kansas City (April 14 – 18), Boston (April 21 – 28), San Francisco (April 22 – May 6) – before it is released in June. For additional screenings, interviews and Q&As with Debra Granik and the cast, visit this page on Facebook.
- Finally, a Terminator update. Last week, Thomas Dekker told io9 that a DVD movie still might happen. The fans over at SaveTheSCC.com are plotting their next big move (Comic Con) and continuing the weekly campaigns, so visit them when you get a chance.