Nicolas Cage is showing off a new look for the upcoming western drama Butcher’s Crossing, based on the novel by John Williams. Cage will play a buffalo hunter named Miller in the film.
“The story is about a young Harvard dropout who seeks his destiny out West by tying his fate to a team of buffalo hunters led by Miller. Together, they embark on a harrowing journey risking life and sanity. The title refers to the small Kansas town where the two intersect in the novel’s story, which is set in the 1870s,” according to the outlet’s synopsis.
From Saban Films, Butcher’s Crossing is directed by Gabe Polsky (Red Penguins) who adapted the screenplay along with Liam Satre-Meloy.
Butcher’s Crossing is produced by Polsky and Molly Conners of Phiphen Pictures alongside Will Clark and Andy Mayson for Altitude Film Entertainment and Cage’s Saturn Films. Executive producers include Peter Touche, Jamie Jessop, and Christelle Conan.