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Nicolas Cage, Heather Graham, Stephen Dorff to Star in Western "The Gunslingers"

Tue 14 May 2024 | 03:07 PM
Audrey Spillman, Ben Ritter, Audrey Spillman
Audrey Spillman, Ben Ritter, Audrey Spillman
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Having starred in his first Western films in the past years with “The Old Way” and “Butcher’s Crossing,” Nicolas Cage is doubling down on the genre, having teamed up with Heather Graham and Stephen Dorff for “The Gunslingers.”

Costas Mandylor, Scarlet Stallone, Tzi Ma, and Randall Batinkoff also star in the pic, which is being launched in Cannes with Brilliant Pictures handling international sales. Grindstone has U.S. rights to the film.

Written and directed by prolific genre filmmaker Brian Skiba, “The Gunslingers” is set in a rugged town named Redemption. Reformed gunslinger, Thomas Keller (Dorff) and mad genius Ben (Cage) are guided by spiritual leader Jericho (Mandylor) as they strive for vindication. Confronting his violent history, a brutal bar fight and deadly feud reignite between Thomas, Ben, and the notorious Five Points Gang. Now baptized and reborn, Thomas grapples with fresh challenges, testing his newfound peace amidst a town steeped in secrets, violence, and a relentless quest for revenge.

Currently in post-production, “The Gunslingers” is produced by Batinkoff, Laurie Love, and Skiba. Executive producers include Brilliant Pictures Sean O’Kelly and Marc Bikindou, together with Jad Ben Ammar, Michael Tadross Jr., ZTA Entertainment’s David Wolkoff and Stephanie Winston Wolkoff, Milestone Entertainment’s Alan B. Bursteen, Dawn Bursteen, and Grindstone’s Barry Brooker and Stan Wertlieb.