Lili Simmons and David Arquette have joined indie Western “Bone Tomahawk” opposite Matthew Fox, Patrick Wilson, Richard Jenkins and Kurt Russell.
Sid Haig (above, The Devil’s Rejects), Kathryn Morris and Evan Jonigkeit are also set to star in the Caliber Media production, directed by S. Craig Zahler from his own script.
Per the press release, Simmons will play “Samantha O’Dwyer”, the de facto doctor of Bright Hope and the dedicated wife to Patrick Wilson’s “Arthur O’Dwyer.” Arquette and Haig play a couple of filthy brigands whose actions set off a string of violent repercussions. Morris will play the wife to Kurt Russell’s “Sheriff Hunt” and Jonigkeit will play a young deputy sheriff.
Sean Young (Blade Runner), Geno Segers (“Banshee”), Fred Melamed (A Serious Man), James Tolkan (Top Gun), Raw Leiba (The Heat), Jamie Hector (“The Wire”), Jamison Newlander (The Lost Boys), Zahn McClarnon (“Longmire”), David Midthunder, Jay Tavare, Gray Wolf Herrara, Robert Mukes (House of 1000 Corpses), and Brandon Molale round out the cast.
Wilson will play Arthur O’Dwyer, a thoughtful cowboy whose rise to the foreman position of a cattle outfit is interrupted by an unfortunate accident that reshapes his life in unforeseen ways. Fox has the role of John Brooder, an eloquent gentleman whose whose dark inclinations have put him and his polished weapons at the very edge of the western frontier.
The movie started shooting today outside Los Angeles and will be produced by Caliber Media’s Dallas Sonnier and Jack Heller. In the film, four men attempt to rescue a group of captives from a band of cannibalistic troglodytes that live beyond the edge of civilization.