Brad Pitt May Star As Jesse James[Friday, March 19th, 2004]
Brad Pitt is in talks to star as Jesse James for director Andrew Dominik (Chopper), in the adaptation of Robert Hansen novel "The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford," according to Variety.
Dominik, an Australian vet of commercials and musicvideos, is in talks to write the script and direct.
The book focused on Robert Ford as a way to tell the James legend. Ford was a member of the James gang and started out worshipping the exploits of the fastest gun in the West. He eventually became envious and figured he'd take over the gang and garner his own reputation by shooting James in the back.
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