Nick Nolte, Bill Murray, Owen Teague to star in Ed Harris’ The Ploughmen

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Ed Harris has assembled an intriguing leading trio for his soon-to-shoot take on Kim Zupan’s acclaimed neo-noir novel The Ploughmen.

Ed Harris is returning to the director’s chair for the third time in his career to make The Ploughmen. Based on Kim Zupan’s acclaimed neo-noir novel, the film is set to shoot in the autumn and Harris has managed to coax the likes of Nick Nolte and Bill Murray to star alongside Owen Teague, the young star currently on cinema screens in Kingdom Of The Planet Of The Apes.

According to the synopsis, as published by The Hollywood Reporter, 'The Ploughmen follows a strange friendship that develops between a haunted young deputy sheriff and a notorious old murderer’.

It continues: ‘John Gload (Nolte) is a killer so adept at his job that only now has he been apprehended. Val Millimaki (Teague) is low man in the Copper County Sheriff department. As Val continues his unlucky streak of finding dead bodies, Sheriff (Murray) puts him on night duty to try and get Gload to reveal his past. Val finds much in common with his prisoner, and dangerously seeks counsel from him.’

The Ploughmen, as mentioned, marks Harris’ third outing as a director. His most recent film was the 2008 Western Appaloosa while the first film he directed was Pollock, the critically-celebrated 2000 movie in which he played artist Jackson Pollock. Harris is also gracing our cinema screens in Rose Glass’ new revenge thriller, Love Lies Bleeding.

The Ploughmen is headed to Cannes to seek investment this week and given the status of the various names attached to it, we imagine it will be snapped up pretty quickly.

With the release of the latest Apes film, Teague’s star continues to rise and the young actor has already completed work on another project with Bill Murray, that being The Friend, an upcoming drama which is described as ‘a story of love, friendship, grief and healing, about a writer who adopts a Great Dane that belonged to a late friend and mentor.’

We’ll bring you more on The Ploughmen – which is also set to feature Amy Madigan and Lily Harris – when we hear it.

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