Production Has Begun On the ‘Deadwood’ Movie
HBO Films has today announced that production has finally begun on the ‘Deadwood’ movie.
The film will see the indelible characters of the series are reunited after ten years to celebrate South Dakota’s statehood. Former rivalries are reignited, alliances are tested and old wounds are reopened, as all are left to navigate the inevitable changes that modernity and time have wrought.
Original show creator, David Milch, returned to pen the script for the feature-length presentation, which is being directed by Daniel Minahan (‘House of Cards’, ‘Game of Thrones’, ‘American Crime Story’).
Returning cast members include 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) and Gerald McRaney (George Hearst).
The film will also feature a new cast member, as Jade Pettyjohn takes the role of Caroline. HBO hasn’t released any further info at this time as to who she is or how she fits into the story. Pettyjohn’s previous work includes playing Summer on the ‘School Of Rock’ tv series, and she has recently starred in the film ‘Destroyer’ with Nicole Kidman, Sebastian Stan, and Tatiana Maslany.
During its 3 season run, ‘Deadwood‘ was nominated for 28 Primetime Emmy Awards, winning 8, including Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series (Walter Hill), and also received a Golden Globe Award for Best Performer by an Actor in a Television Drama Series for Ian McShane. The original series never really had a proper ending so, hopefully, this will give fans some sense of closure on the show.