With his Cowboys & Aliens opening in just a few days, Harrison Ford has already lined up his next cowboy role in an adaption of the novel Black Hats.
Ford will be playing an ageing Waytt Earp, his best days behind him at the dawn of the 20th century.
The novel, written by Max Allan Collins under the pen name of Patrick Culhane, mixes fact with fiction. It focuses on the time in Earp’s life when was a film consultant on silent film westerns in the boomtown of Hollywood (fact). In the book, he meets up with the son of his old friend Doc Holliday and helps him keep a young Al Capone from trying to take over the young Holliday’s New York City speakeasy (fiction).
Reportedly, Ford was intrigued by the idea of playing a gunfighter in 1920’s New York.
Currently, 300 writer Kurt Johnstad is set to script the project. No director has been attached yet.
Via Hollywood Reporter.