HBO’s terrifically, gritty and sweary, western drama Deadwood is finally getting a movie and now it seems a dozen key characters will be returning for the big screen production.
Series creator David Milch has written a script and Daniel Minahan has been named as director and production of the Deadwood movie is now officially underway and today’s announcement that a dozen original cast members will be reprising their roles has sent fans of the series into meltdown.
The twelve returning cast members are as follows:
Ian McShane (Al Swearengen)
Timothy Olyphant (Seth Bullock)
Molly Parker (Alma Ellsworth)
Paula Malcomson (Trixie)
John Hawkes (Sol Star)
Anna Gunn (Martha Bullock)
Dayton Callie (Charlie Utter)
Brad Dourif (Doc Cochran)
Robin Weigert (“Calamity” Jane Canary)
William Sanderson (E.B. Farnum)
Kim Dickens (Joanie Stubbs)
Gerald McRaney (George Hearst)
The movie will be set 10 years after the series finale and these characters and more will all be reunited to celebrate South Dakota’s statehood where former rivalries are reignited, as they all face the changes modernity and time have wrought.
No word yet if this will be a TV feature or will be theatrically released but for now a script, director and cast is in place and Deadwood the movie is scheduled for completion next year.