Butcher's Crossing

Penhall Writing Mendes Film Butcher’s Crossing
Source:The Hollywood Reporter
December 9, 2009

Joe Penhall (The Road) will write the screenplay for the Sam Mendes-directed Butcher’s Crossing, an adaptation of John Williams’ 1960 Western novel at Focus Features.

Set during the 1870s, the adventure story centers on a man who drops out of Harvard and heads west to the small Kansas town of the title. There, he joins the search for a great buffalo herd.

Mendes and his Neal Street Prods. partners Pippa Harris and Caro Newling are producing with Polsky Films’ Gabe and Alan Polsky.

Sounds interesting, if not downright promising! Thanks for the info., amigo.

Sounds neat. I’ve heard that Mendes is a good director, so it looks promising.