Ed Harris To Direct Bill Murray In ‘The Ploughmen’ – Cannes Market 


Ed Harris (Appaloosa, Pollock) will direct his personal adaptation of Kim Zupan’s 2014 novel The Ploughmen with Owen Teague, Nick Nolte, and Bill Murray signed on to star. 

The pic is described as a “neo-noir crime thriller” and can go into manufacturing in Montana this fall. Amy Madigan and Lily Harris spherical out the forged. Concourse Media and CAA Media Finance are co-representing home rights, with Concourse dealing with worldwide and launching gross sales at Cannes.

The Ploughmen would be the third movie that Harris directs after his Western Appaloosa and multi-Oscar nominated Pollock. Harris, Ginger Sledge (Appaloosa, Where’d You Go Bernadette), Claude Dal Farra and Brian Keady of BCDF Pictures (To Leslie), and Robert Knott (Appaloosa) are producers alongside Matthew Shreder and Grant Mohrman as govt producers. 

The movie is about within the wilderness of Montana, the place a wierd friendship develops between a haunted younger deputy sheriff and a infamous outdated assassin. John Gload (Nolte) is a killer so adept at his job that solely now has he been apprehended. Val Millimaki (Teague) is a low man within the Copper County Sheriff’s Department. As Val continues his unfortunate streak of discovering lifeless our bodies, Sheriff (Murray) places him on evening responsibility to try to get Gload to disclose his previous. Val finds a lot in frequent together with his prisoner and dangerously seeks counsel from him.

“I’ve been trying to get this film made for a while. It’s worth the wait to tell this intriguing story with a great cast and crew and the beauty of Montana,” Harris mentioned. 

Harris is repped by CAA, Jill Fritzo PR, and Ziffren Brittenham. Nolte is repped by CAA, Tavistock Wood, Rogers & Cowan/PMK, and Jackoway Austen Tyerman. Teague is repped by CAA, Advantage PR, and Jackoway Austen Tyerman, et al. Murray is repped by David Nochimson at Nochimson Law. Sledge is repped by Greenberg Glusker.


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