Scott Frank’s Netflix Series Godless Enlists Jeff Daniels And Scoot McNairy

By

Scott Frank’s Netflix Series Godless Enlists Jeff Daniels And Scoot McNairy

Slowly but surely, casting is really beginning to heat up on Godless, the all-new Western in the works as a Netflix limited series.

Headed up by Steven Soderbergh and Scott Frank – the pair last collaborated on Out of Sight – we brought you the news two weeks ago that up-and-comer Jack O’Connell had closed a deal to star, and now Deadline is reporting that Jeff Daniels and Scoot McNairy of Batman V Superman fame have their eyes set on the Wild West. 

No mention of which roles Daniels and McNairy are in contention for – we assume one or the other will step into the dusty shoes of Frank Griffin – but it’s understood that should both stars put pen to paper, they’ll be bound for a remote New Mexico mining town in the 1800s.

At the heart of that period yarn, though, is Griffin, a “menacing outlaw who is terrorizing the West as he hunts down Roy Goode (O’Connell), his son-like partner-turned-mortal enemy. While Roy hides at Alice Fletcher’s ranch, Frank’s chase leads him to the quiet town of La Belle — that is mysteriously made up of entirely women.”

Godless is eyeing a production start in Santa Fe, New Mexico in the coming weeks. Soderbergh and Frank are executive producing the limited period drama, alongside Casey Silver.

Source: Deadline