It’s titledThey Die By Dawn- described as a western featuring black cowboys, conceived and directed byJeymes Samuel of The Bullitts (a collaborative group of artists - both music and film - headed by Samuel).
And you’ll be impressed with this all-star cast forThey Die By Dawn:Idris Elba,Jesse Williams,Michael K. Williams,Isaiah Washington,Bokeem Woodbine,Clifton Powell,Harry Lennix,Denzel Whitaker,Roger Guenveur Smith, Rosario Dawson,Kelly Hu, Shanola Hampton,Erykah Badu, and others.
But it’s not a feature film unfortunately; it’s a short (I don’t have length info yet).
The film is reportedly based on a series of real-life stories.
Here’s the synop:
Four outlaws with a bounty on each head, set a date for a shootout in Langston, Oklahoma. The last man takes the collective bounty. Violence and mayhem ensue.
Info is limited at the moment, but I did find one profile of The Bullitts that said the project“aims to intertwine narrative, suspense and music into one studio development.” In essence, they plan to make a film :)
I’m definitely curious what Samuel is cooking up here, especially with this cast.
The film is currently in production, with shooting apparently already underway - if not very soon to be - in Melody Ranch, Los Angeles.
Rosario Dawson tweeted the pictures above and below of some of the cast members in costume, on set.
Read more at ONTD:http://ohnotheydidnt.livejournal.com/69391287.html#cutid1#ixzz1wSL8tsYO
Okay. Who knew about this and DIDN’T TELL ME IMMEDIATELY?