Renee Zellweger (Lemon Face), Ed Harris, and Viggo Mortensen will star in Appaloosa, a Western drama Harris will direct from a screenplay he wrote with Robert Knott. New Line will distribute the movie, which is adapted from Robert B. Parker's novel.
When Virgil Cole (Harris) and Everett Hitch (Mortensen) arrive in Appaloosa, they find a small, dusty town suffering at the hands of renegade rancher Randall Bragg (uncast..but Harris should have played him really), a man who has so little regard for the law that he has taken supplies, horses, and women for his own and left the city marshal and one of his deputies for dead. Cole and Hitch, itinerant lawmen, are used to cleaning up after opportunistic thieves, but in Bragg they find an unusually wily adversary-one who raises the stakes by playing not with the rules, but with emotions.
Things get further complicated when Cole attracts the attention of the attractive Allison French (Lemon Face), a new arrival in Appaloosa who quickly sets her sights upon him, and he upon her.
I am SO torn. I love Viggo, but damn you to hell Ed Harris for forcing me to look at that thing in period costume again. Is there no one else you can cast???
Do I have to sit through more facial hamming from that woman who frankly is looking more and more like a cats arse??
Will we have to sit through another ”They call this war a cloud over the land. But they made the weather and then they stand in the rain and say 'Shit, it's raining!” monologue??
Will this torture never end??
At least I get to gaze at Viggo….sigh.