The film centers on a Scottish teenager who moves to the Wild West to reunite with the woman he loves but must team up with a mysterious man for protection when the risks of the frontier become too dangerous. Smit-McPhee and Fassbender will be playing characters named Jay and Silas respectively. Although it can be assumed these are our two leads, it cannot be confirmed.
Iain Canning, Conor McCaughan, Emile Sherman and Rachel Gardner will produce.
Smit-McPhee impressed audiences with his performance in “Let Me In”, a remake of the excellent horror film “Let the Right One In.” He also starred alongside Viggo Mortensen in “The Road” and lent his voice to “ParaNorman.” The young up-and-comer will next be seen in “A Birder’s Guide to Everything.”
He is repped by ICM.