Butcher's Crossing

(Phantom Stranger) #1

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.

(Chris_Casey) #2

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

(John Welles) #3

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