Sam Rockwell Cast In Jon Favreau’s COWBOYS AND ALIENS
Actor Sam Rockwell will be reunited with director Jon Favreau for the comic book adaptation “Cowboys and Aliens”. Favreau and Rockwell recently worked together on the much anticipated “Iron Man 2” which comes out on May 7th, according to The Heat Vision Blog.
Favreau’s film, a mixture of alien invasion and Wild West action, begins shooting in June and already features some big name actors. Rockwell, who portrayed arms manufacturer Justin Hammer in the Favreau’s “Iron Man 2”, will join Daniel Craig, Olivia Wilde, and Harrison Ford on the cast of “Cowboys and Aliens”. The film based on the Platinum Studios graphic novel, features cowboys and Indians teaming up to fight back against alien invaders.
Favreau and writers Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci decided to completely rewrite the role of Doc in the movie once they learned of Rockwell’s interest in joining the project. Doc, a saloon owner who gives up his trade to join the fight against aliens, was initially a small role that called for a heavy set man. Now though Doc will be one of the major characters in the movie.