Mel Gibson Looking to Cast Peter Dinklage, Jamie Foxx, and Michael Fassbender in THE WILD BUNCH Remake
Last year it was announced that Mel Gibson would write and direct a remake of the classic 1969 Sam Peckinpah-directed western The Wild Bunch.
According to Deadline, Gibson is looking to bring in an all-star cast for the film, and as of right now he is looking to cast Michael Fassbender, Jamie Foxx, and Peter Dinklage. They actors are currently in early talks to join the contemporary remake of the the film.
I’m a big fan of the original film, which followed an aging group of outlaws who are looking for one last big score “as the traditional American West is disappearing around them and the industrial age is taking over. They are pursued by a posse led by a former partner they double crossed.”
The original film was considered to be extremely violent back in the day but is now considered a cinema masterpiece. The movie starred Wiliam Holden, Ernest Borgnine, Robert Ryan, Edmond O’Brien, Warren Oates, Jaime Sanchez, and Ben Johnson.
So far, I really like the actors that Gibson is looking to cast in his film. There are still a lot of other roles to fill, so it will be interesting to see how this project pans out.
The Wild Bunch will be Gibson’s first time directing a film since 2016’s Hacksaw Ridge, and he is expected to start shooting in the fall.
What do you think about Gibson’s casting choices so far?