Recently Announced ‘Deadwood’ Film Will Shoot This Fall

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HBO is looking to find a little gold in its latest reboot. “Deadwood,” the series based on a real town in South Dakota before it was a state, is coming back in film form. The movie is said to begin sometime after the series finale of Season 3. While plot details for the film are scarce, the original run explored the gritty side of post–Civil War America. South Dakota was essentially a vast expanse of lawlessness where the Sioux tribe fought to maintain its land from the encroaching westward movement of men looking to strike it rich. The film, which devoted fans have been asking for since the series went off the air in 2006, is rumored to be bringing back the main players, which include Ian McShane, Molly Parker, Timothy Olyphant, and Paula Malcomson. Lowry-Johnson/Goldstein will step in to fill its old casting post. Production has a soft start date in October but is likely to begin filming in late fall. The canyons around Santa Clarita, California, will host the project during filming.

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Chris Pratt is temporarily trading in his Star-Lord gear for another superhero. “Cowboy Ninja Viking,” based on the Image Comics from A.J. Lieberman, will follow Pratt and Priyanka Chopra, who are seeking revenge on a dark organization that trained Pratt’s character to be the ultimate agent of destruction. With the ability to move undetected like a ninja, the gun-slinging skills of a cowboy, and the valor and ruthlessness of a Viking, he proves unbeatable in his ever-shifting personalities. The film is pushing forward with well-known TV director Michelle MacLaren and casting director Avy Kaufman, who has cast her fair share of comic-inspired films. Production is anticipated to start at the beginning of September and continue through the fall. The shoot is expected to split time between Berlin and Vancouver, British Columbia.

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*An earlier version of this article stated one of the cast members of “Deadwood” was Pamela Malcomson.

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