Harrison Ford Will Keep Playing Cowboys Amidst Imaginary Events

July 25, 2011

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Harrison Ford's weary face says he's completely over this cowboy shit, but his negotiations to play Wyatt Earp say maybe he'll keep his earring out and ascot on for a bit longer. According to the Hollywood Reporter, Ford is in talks to star as Earp in Black Hats, a Max Allan Collins novel adaptation that will continue Hollywood's recent love affair with ridiculous revisionist history. In this tale of Earp's post-O.K. Corral antics, the former cowboy learns that Doc Holliday had a son who, living in 1920s New York City, has gotten himself into trouble with Al Capone. Earp teams up with former deputy Bat Masterson, now a sports writer, and then the story "becomes a tale of six-shooters versus tommy guns"--a tagline that probably sold these movie rights nearly as quickly as the tagline "cowboys versus aliens." My 1940s childhood spent playing Cowboys & Indians seems so mundane now.

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