Patrick Wilson and Matthew Fox have joined Kurt Russell and Richard Jenkins in Caliber Media’s Bone Tomahawk, the brutal tale of four men attempting to rescue a group of captives from a band of cannibals who live on the edge of civilization. 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.
Wilson’s coming off the recent horror hits Insidious: Chapter 2 and The Conjuring. He departed the cast of Marvel’s Ant-Man this summer and is currently in theaters in the sci-fi comedy Space Station 76. Fox starred in Peter Webber’s WWII drama Emperor and Summit’s Alex Cross, and next appears in the zombie horror Welcome To Harmony for director Miguel Ángel Vivas.
S. Craig Zahler wrote and is making his directorial debut with Bone Tomahawk, which Caliber’s Dallas Sonnier and Jack Heller are producing. Zahler previously wrote the Black List script The Brigands Of Rattleborge and has an adaptation of his crime novel Mean Business set up at Warner Bros. He’s also a novelist who followed his debut Western novel A Congregation of Jackals with the horror Western novel Wraiths Of The Broken Land. Financing on Bone Tomahawk came together with Caliber and The Fyzz Facility’s Wayne Marc Godfrey, Robert Jones and David Gilbery who are exec producing. CAA and UTA are selling domestic rights while Celluloid Dreams handles foreign.
Russell, Wilson, and Fox are repped by CAA. Jenkins is repped by Gersh. Russell is managed by Rick Nicita. Wilson is also repped by Anonymous Content and attorney Gretchen Rush. Fox is additionally repped by Management 360 and attorney Stewart Brookman.