Russell Crowe In Talks To Star In Adaptation Of “Blood Meridian” Directed By James Franco

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UPDATE: The project has been shelved due to the fact that the filmmakers have yet to secure the rights to the novel.

is looking to cast in his adaptation of ’s BLOOD MERIDIAN. The Academy Award-winning actor is in talks to star with and Vincent D’Onofrio.

Set during the 1850s and based on historical events that took place on the Texas-Mexico border, the story follows a 14 year old boy from Tennessee named the Kid who gets involved with Judge Holden and a ruthless gang of scalphunters.

In addition to directing and writing, Franco is also set to star. Vince Jolivette from Franco’s production shingle Rabbit Bandini is set to produce alongside and . is set to rep domestic rights while will handles international sales at Cannes.

Crowe is currently being courted to star in Universal’s reboot of The Mummy starring Tom Cruise. He can be seen next in the Shane Black-directed The Nice Guys opposite Ryan Gosling.

He is repped by .

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