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

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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

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