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Paul Dano and Clancy Brown Cast in COWBOYS & ALIENS

Jon Favrau's Cowboys & Aliens just got itself another great cast member with the casting of Paul Dano, who did a fantastic job holding his own while acting against the great Daniel Day Lewis in There Will Be Blood, which was the last movie we actually saw him in. I'm surprised he hasn't been in more films since then because he gave great performance.

Dano will take on the role of cowboy in DreamWorks Cowboys & Aliens. Also recently cast in the film is Keith Carradine (Dexter) as the town sheriff, and the awesomely cool Clancy Brown (Carnival) as another cowboy in the film.

The will join the already cast Daniel Craig, Olivia Wilde, Harrison Ford, Sam Rockwell and Noah Ringer. Production for the film starts in June in New Mexico and will work towards a July 29, 2011 release date.

1873. Arizona Territory. A stranger (Craig) with no memory of his past stumbles into the hard desert town of Absolution. The only hint to his history is a mysterious shackle that encircles one wrist. What he discovers is that the people of Absolution don't welcome strangers, and nobody makes a move on its streets unless ordered to do so by the iron-fisted Colonel Dolarhyde (Ford). It's a town that lives in fear.

But Absolution is about to experience fear it can scarcely comprehend as the desolate city is attacked by marauders from the sky. Screaming down with breathtaking velocity and blinding lights to abduct the helpless one by one, these monsters challenge everything the residents have ever known.

Now, the stranger they rejected is their only hope for salvation. As this gunslinger slowly starts to remember who he is and where he's been, he realizes he holds a secret that could give the town a fighting chance against the alien force. With the help of the elusive traveler Ella (Olivia Wilde), he pulls together a posse comprised of former opponents—townsfolk, Dolarhyde and his boys, outlaws and Apache warriors—all in danger of annihilation. United against a common enemy, they will prepare for an epic showdown for survival.

What do you think about the casting of Dano?

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