Vincent D’Onofrio directs his The Magnificent Seven co-stars Ethan Hawk & Chris Pratt in upcoming western The Kid, which also stars Dane DeHaan, Jack Schur and Leila George.
The official trailer has arrived for the film, which offers another take on American Old West outlaw Billy the Kid (DeHaan), although he is just one of the moving pieces here. We follow young boy Rio (Schur), who goes on the run with his sister (George) in an effort to escape his villainous uncle (Pratt). Rio’s path encounters a Sheriff (Hawke) who is on the hunt for a young guy who’s helped them out, Billy the Kid.
This looks to offer a throwback of sorts to the type of westerns we don’t get too often anymore. There’s a solid cast, and it’s great to see Pratt playing a nasty baddie; let’s hope D’Onofrio’s direction works well. This marks the actor’s second film as director. He previously directed a 2010 horror-musical titled Don’t Go in the Woods, which was barely seen and almost unanimously panned.
The Kid, written by Andrew Lanham (The Shack, The Glass Castle), will be hitting US cinemas on March 8.
Official synopsis for The Kid:
In this thrilling Western, a young boy, Rio (Jake Schur), is forced to go on the run across the American Southwest in a desperate attempt to save his sister (Leila George) from his villainous uncle (Chris Pratt). Along the way, he encounters Sheriff Pat Garrett (Ethan Hawke), on the hunt for the infamous outlaw Billy the Kid (Dane DeHaan). Rio finds himself increasingly entwined in the lives of these two legendary figures as the cat and mouse game of Billy the Kid’s final year of life plays out. Ultimately Rio is forced to choose which type of man he is going to become, the outlaw or the man of valor, and will use this self-realization in a final act to save his family.