Val Kilmer Goes Back To The West In THE FIRST RIDE OF WYATT EARP

Currently enjoying something of a career renaissance, particularly leaning towards more independently minded cinema, is one time Batman Val Kilmer. With his name associated with no less than ten pictures in the previous year, the fifty one year old actor has been linked with another myriad of projects, the latest of which is The First Ride of Wyatt Earp, based on the life of the legendary figure from the Wild West of the early 19th century, and a man whose fame can be attributed foremost to his role in the notorious €œGunfight at the OK Corral;€ an incident which in itself has been subject of many screen-writers - including early 90's pic Tombstone, where Kilmer played the part of Doc Holliday, perhaps his best remembered screenrole. According to Variety, the new film based on a true story:
€œ€..finds an elderly Earp sitting down with a reporter to reflect on the ride that made him a legend, when the young marshal rounded up a posse to track down the outlaw who mistakenly murdered the woman he loved.€
The First Ride of Wyatt Earp will be directed by Mike Feifer (A Nanny For Christmas) from an already completed screenplay by Darren Benjamin Shepherd, and the film will be produced by a team comprising Barry Barnholtz, Jeffrey Schenck (Hybrid Pictures), and Peter Sullivan (The Perfect Student). In addition to Kilmer, the independent picture will feature a host of up and coming talent including Daniel Booko (Glory Daze) , Trace Adkins (The Lincoln Lawyer) Diana DeGarmo (best known for appearing on X Factor), Matt Dallas (Kyle XY) Shawn Roberts and many more.

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