Sam Rockwell joins cast of Cowboys and Aliens

In an exclusive report on The Hollywood Reporter‘s Heat Vision blog, Borys Kit revealed that Sam Rockwell will be playing a beefed up role in the live-action adaptation of Cowboys and Aliens, directed by Jon Favreau.

The story about the part he’s going to be playing is pretty interesting, too. See, Favreau also directed a little movie called Iron Man 2, in which Rockwell is playing one of the antagonists. The instant that he and the Cowboys writers learned that Rockwell was interested in playing the barkeep Doc, they instantly changed the role from being a big heavy-set dude to being someone a little more Rockwell-shaped and changed the character’s personality and motivation a little bit as well.

Already cast in the movie are Daniel Craig, Olivia Wilde and Harrison Ford; filming starts in June.

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Posted on May 4, 2010 at 00:39 by Trisha Lynn · Permalink
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