Atlas Independent has set Ian McShane to star with Patrick Wilson in The Man On Carrion Road, which Open Grave’s Gonzalo Lopez-Gallego will direct based on Nils Lyew’s script. McShane will play an aging retired Sheriff of a small border town with violent tendencies. He teams with the town’s new sheriff (Wilson) to stop a mysterious cartel butcher who’s brutalizing the town’s residents. William Green, Aaron Ginsburg, and Andy Horwitz will produce through Atlas Independent, an offshoot of Charles Roven’s Atlas Entertainment. MICA Entertainment is financing with Relativity International selling the picture overseas. Production begins in April in Utah.
McShane just wrapped the Brett Ratner-directed Hercules and will next be seen in the comedy Cuban Fury. Pic comes after the William Monahan-directed Mojave with Oscar Isaac and Garrett Hedlund, also a collaboration between Atlas Independent, MICA Entertainment and Relativity International. McShane is represented by ICM, Independent Talent, Gallant Management and Nelson Davis Wetzstein.