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Dead for a Dollar (2022, W/D: Walter Hill) S: Waltz, Dafoe, Brosnahan

EXCLUSIVE: Hereís a fun one uniting three screen greats. Oscar winner Christoph Waltz (Inglourious Basterds) and Oscar nominee Willem Dafoe (Spider-Man) are set to star in Western thriller Dead For a Dollar from legendary filmmaker and Western aficionado Walter Hill (The Warriors).

The film will mark Waltzís first Western since his memorable performance as Dr Schultz in Django Unchained, for which he won his second Oscar. This time around heíll also be playing a bounty hunter.

Myriad Pictures is launching international sales for the hot package at this weekís Cannes virtual market.

Hill will write and direct the feature which is set in New Mexico Territory, Chihuahua, in 1897. The story will follow Max Borlund (Waltz), a famed bounty hunter, hired to find and return Rachel Price, the politically progressive wife of Nathan Price, a successful Santa Fe businessman. Max is told she has been kidnapped by an African American army deserter, Elijah Jones, and is being held for ransom in Mexico. When Max goes south of the border he soon runs across his sworn enemy, expatriate American Joe Cribbens (Dafoe), a professional gambler, sometime outlaw, who Max had tracked down and sent to prison years before.

When Borlund finds Rachel and Elijah hiding deep in the wilds of the Mexican desert, he discovers that Rachel has willingly fled from an abusive husband, and the runaway soldier is, in fact, her romantic partner. Max is now faced with a dilemma: does he return the wife back across the border to the man who hired him, or does he aid Rachelís bid for freedom and fight off ruthless hired guns and his longtime criminal rival.

The project is being produced by Jeremy Wall (Gun-Shy), Kirk DíAmico (The Last Word) and Carolyn McMaster. Matt Harris also wrote on the script.

The project would be Hillís first as director in five years (since Michelle Rodriguez starrer The Assignment) and only his third in 20 years; Sylvester Stallone starred in 2012 pic Bullet To the Head. The filmmaker is best known for The Warriors, Hard Times, The Driver and the 48 Hours franchise, as well as being a director-producer on the Tales From the Crypt series. It will reunite the filmmaker with Dafoe after they first worked together on Streets Of Fire.

Myriad Pictures president and CEO DíAmico said: ďWe are extremely pleased to be working with the legendary Walter Hill who has created a Western with contemporary themes and modern feeling characters. Award-winning actors Christoph Waltz and Willem Dafoe will embody the extraordinary leading roles which are destined for cinematic history.Ē
https://deadline.com/2021/06/christo...ar-1234778568/

EXCLUSIVE: The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Emmy, SAG and Golden Globe award winner Rachel Brosnahan is joining Walter Hillís upcoming western Dead for a Dollar which already stars Oscar winner Christoph Waltz and Oscar nominee Willem Dafoe.

In addition, Quiver Distribution, we understand, was instrumental in arranging the filmís financing and packaged the project alongside Canadian-based production company CHAOS a Film Company. Quiver will release the movie in the U.S. and Myriad Pictures has acquired the international distribution rights which they began selling at the recent Cannes market. Deadline first told you about the project.

Dead for a Dollar follows a famed bounty hunter (Waltz) who runs into his sworn enemy, a professional gambler and outlaw that he had sent to prison years before (Dafoe), while on a mission to find and return the wife (Brosnahan) of a successful businessman who is being held hostage in Mexico. Hill also wrote the movie. Berry Meyerowitz, Neil Dunn, Carolyn McMaster, Kirk DíAmico and Jeremy Wall are producing. EPs are Jeff Sackman, Larry Greenberg, Christoph Waltz, Lawrence Mortorff, and Alex Habrich.

ďWe are thrilled to be working with Rachel and this best-in-class cast,Ē said Quiver Distribution Co-Presidents Berry Meyerowitz and Jeff Sackman. ďAs a rapidly growing company in an ever-changing industry, we are always eager to expand our horizons as we venture more into finance and production.Ē
https://deadline.com/2021/08/rachel-...on-1234812466/
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re: Dead for a Dollar (2022, W/D: Walter Hill) S: Waltz, Dafoe, Brosnahan

Huh. I thought Hill was dead. Glad I’m wrong.
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re: Dead for a Dollar (2022, W/D: Walter Hill) S: Waltz, Dafoe, Brosnahan

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Huh. I thought Hill was dead. Glad Iím wrong.
Perhaps you're like me, who always confused Arthur Hiller (RIP) with Walter Hill.
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re: Dead for a Dollar (2022, W/D: Walter Hill) S: Waltz, Dafoe, Brosnahan

As a big fan of Walter Hill, I’m looking forward to this although he has some real stinkers in his resume.
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re: Dead for a Dollar (2022, W/D: Walter Hill) S: Waltz, Dafoe, Brosnahan

Big fan of Walter Hill as well. I never did see his latest movie from several years back, The Assignment, but like nearly all his movies from the 70s-80s. 90s were hit or miss and I forgot the name of the sci-fi one that got the Alan Smithee treatment.
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Originally Posted by Crocker Jarmen View Post
Perhaps you're like me, who always confused Arthur Hiller (RIP) with Walter Hill.
no, i know Walter Hill. 48 Hrs., Another.., The Warriors, Johnny Handsome, Brewster's Millions, others.
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Originally Posted by Geofferson View Post
Big fan of Walter Hill as well. I never did see his latest movie from several years back, The Assignment, but like nearly all his movies from the 70s-80s. 90s were hit or miss and I forgot the name of the sci-fi one that got the Alan Smithee treatment.
That was "Supernova". I didn't realize he also directed a movie named "Madso's War" under a psuedonym; it was a series pilot for Spike TV in 2010. "The Assignment" brings back that the "Comic Book" elements he used in his "Director's Cut" of "The Warriors".
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re: Dead for a Dollar (2022, W/D: Walter Hill) S: Waltz, Dafoe, Brosnahan

I thought the Assignment was OK for what it was.




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re: Dead for a Dollar (2022, W/D: Walter Hill) S: Waltz, Dafoe, Brosnahan

Bullet to the Head was really bad.
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re: Dead for a Dollar (2022, W/D: Walter Hill) S: Waltz, Dafoe, Brosnahan

The plot described in the first post sounds too much like THE PROFESSIONALS (1966) to me.

For the record, I liked THE ASSIGNMENT very much. Michelle Rodriguez and Sigourney Weaver are great in it.
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Originally Posted by Ash Ketchum View Post
The plot described in the first post sounds too much like THE PROFESSIONALS (1966) to me.
Almost any Western is going to sound familiar, like some other property, -it'll be the execution that distinguishes it (or not).
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Re: Dead for a Dollar (2022, W/D: Walter Hill) S: Waltz, Dafoe, Brosnahan



Veteran bounty hunter Max Borlund is deep into Mexico where he encounters professional gambler and outlaw Joe Cribbens – a sworn enemy he sent to prison years before. Max is on a mission to find and return Rachel.

Cast: Christoph Waltz, Willem Defoe, Rachel Brosnahan, Benjamin Bratt

Available in THEATERS, on DIGITAL and ON DEMAND, September 30th, 2022
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Re: Dead for a Dollar (2022, W/D: Walter Hill) S: Waltz, Dafoe, Brosnahan

Iím always down for a good western.
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Re: Dead for a Dollar (2022, W/D: Walter Hill) S: Waltz, Dafoe, Brosnahan

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Iím always down for a good western.
Judging by the trailer Iím not so sure thatís what weíre going to get.
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Re: Dead for a Dollar (2022, W/D: Walter Hill) S: Waltz, Dafoe, Brosnahan

Yea, that looks very straight to DVD...
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Re: Dead for a Dollar (2022, W/D: Walter Hill) S: Waltz, Dafoe, Brosnahan

Fuck it, Iíll still watch it when itís available.
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Re: Dead for a Dollar (2022, W/D: Walter Hill) S: Waltz, Dafoe, Brosnahan

Why is it so bright? The cinematography looks weird.
I’ll still have to buy this though. Can’t have a hole in my Hill collection.
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Re: Dead for a Dollar (2022, W/D: Walter Hill) S: Waltz, Dafoe, Brosnahan

Some Venice reviews coming out:
https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/dead_for_a_dollar_2022
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Re: Dead for a Dollar (2022, W/D: Walter Hill) S: Waltz, Dafoe, Brosnahan

Out this week.
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Re: Dead for a Dollar (2022, W/D: Walter Hill) S: Waltz, Dafoe, Brosnahan

Originally Posted by Toddarino View Post
Why is it so bright? The cinematography looks weird.
Iíll still have to buy this though. Canít have a hole in my Hill collection.
I don't mind the brightness, why tint? I'll still watch it if it's on my streaming platforms.
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uh, that’s a shame. I love a good Western. Not a good one since or way before The Harder They Fall which was fucking awesome.
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Re: Dead for a Dollar (2022, W/D: Walter Hill) S: Waltz, Dafoe, Brosnahan

Originally Posted by Toddarino View Post
Why is it so bright? The cinematography looks weird.
The brightness is one thing, but you can tell it was shot with a digital camera instead of film - makes it look like a documentary.
Plus everything is just too clean... including the actors. Everyone is nicely groomed, and there's not a smidge of dirt on anyone's skin or clothes. It looks like they just had a shower and put on clothes that were just taken off the rack.
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Re: Dead for a Dollar (2022, W/D: Walter Hill) S: Waltz, Dafoe, Brosnahan

I doubt anyone is interested, but it appears the bluray of this was canceled. I managed to find a dvd at Walmart today. I’ll check it out after the OHMC.
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Re: Dead for a Dollar (2022, W/D: Walter Hill) S: Waltz, Dafoe, Brosnahan

Anyone take the plunge?
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Anyone take the plunge?
I pre-ordered the Blu because it was cheap instead of renting VOD, but it looks like the Blu release was scrapped.

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