It is currently in development, with Bridgers and Michael Hemschoot attached to direct. Garret will play Wayland McGlawhorn, a Confederate soldier trying to return home to his family. Sean Bridgers and Angela Bettis will also star.
Arkansas Traveler is a Faustian western set in the dark, waning days of the American Civil war.
Wayland McGlawhorn, is a captured Confederate soldier who, with the help of the enigmatic John Bones, escapes from the infamous Rock Island prison camp and embarks on a treacherous journey home to Arkansas to rejoin the wife and family he left behind.
Dressed in the clothes of a carpetbagger, whose suicide he witnessed, Wayland travels the back roads of the war-torn South–a world filled with danger and corruption–which provides very little opportunity for him to cool his guns and mend his violent, tortured soul. Along the way, he rescues fellow wanderers: Myrtle, a wilted flower living in a hell of forced prostitution; and Traveler, a freedman and slave liberator; both of whom end up joining Wayland’s travels.
The group arrives at Wayland’s home in Arkansas to discover more scars left by the war. Finding his marital cabin empty and cold, Wayland moves on to his parent’s homestead in search of his wife, Laurel. It’s not the homecoming Wayland hoped for as its revealed by his mother, Nancy, that his wife died giving birth to his brother, Frankie’s child. To compound matters, Frankie is also missing, having fled to the Indian nations after killing a Union soldier. Before he can even shake the dust from his clothes, Nancy pleads with Wayland to seek out Frankie and bring him home. Wayland reluctantly agrees and–with Traveler imposing himself by his side–rides west into a hostile land; uncertain whether his is a mission of salvation…or vengeance.
Official page: Travelin’ Productions
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