'Arkansas Traveler' maybe coming to a theater near you | Rock Candy

Friday, April 9, 2010

'Arkansas Traveler' maybe coming to a theater near you

Posted By on Fri, Apr 9, 2010 at 11:13 AM

unknown.jpg

Garett Dillahunt

Arkansas Civil War nerds rejoice! There's a new film in development that, if it gets financing, could satisfy all your pedantic gripes about authenticity — except that filmmakers hope to film it all in Missouri.

It's called "Arkansas Traveler" and stars the guy above, Garret Dillahunt, who was great on "Deadwood," and is directed by Sean Bridgers, who was also great on "Deadwood," as Johnny Burns (the dopey-er of Al Swearengen's goons), and another guy.

Two of the film's crew are living historians and, as this detailed article in a Missouri newspaper outlines, they are serious about being faithful to the period. “I’m going to guarantee if this becomes a feature film that it will be the most accurate film ever done in the United States,” one of them said.

Here's part of the synopsis. There's more, but if this movie actually gets its money together, there are some serious spoilers in the full thing.

"Arkansas Traveler" is a Faustian western set in the dark, waning days of the American Civil war. Wayland McGlawhorn (Garett Dillahunt), is a captured Confederate soldier who, with the help of the enigmatic John Bones (Sean Bridgers), escapes from the infamous Rock Island prison camp and embarks on a treacherous journey home to Arkansas to rejoin the wife and family he left behind. Dressed in the clothes of a carpetbagger, whose suicide he witnessed, Wayland travels the back roads of the war-torn South - a world filled with danger and corruption - which provides very little opportunity for him to cool his guns and mend his violent, tortured soul.

From the ArkTimes store

Favorite

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

More by Lindsey Millar

  • The 60 Years Later Edition

    The 60th anniversary of the desegregation of Central High School, the Republicans’ last-gasp attempt to replace Obamacare, and a few odds and ends — all covered on this week's podcast.
    • Sep 22, 2017
  • The Future of the LRSD Edition

    The Little Rock School District settling a racial bias lawsuit, the state board of education approving three new charter schools in Little Rock and the latest news on DACA — all covered on this week's podcast.
    • Sep 15, 2017
  • Walmart plans to build new HQ in Bentonville

    Walmart will build a new headquarters in Bentonville, CEO Doug McMillon said today. The project is expected to accommodate 14,000-17,000 employees, who are now spread among 20 buildings in Bentonville, Arkansas Business reports. It's expected to be built in stages and take five to seven years to be completed.
    • Sep 15, 2017
  • More »

Readers also liked…

Most Shared

  • ASU to reap $3.69 million from estate of Jim and Wanda Lee Vaughn

    Arkansas State University announced today plans for spending an expected $3.69 million gift in the final distribution of the estate of Jim and Wanda Lee Vaughn, who died in 2013 and 2015 respectively.
  • Bad health care bill, again

    Wait! Postpone tax reform and everything else for a while longer because the Senate is going to try to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act one more time before September ends and while it can do it with the votes of only 50 senators.
  • Sex on campus

    Look, the Great Campus Rape Crisis was mainly hype all along. What Vice President Joe Biden described as an epidemic of sexual violence sweeping American college campuses in 2011 was vastly overstated.
  • The inadequate legacy of Brown

    LRSD continues to abdicate its responsibility to educate poor black students.

Most Recent Comments

Blogroll

 

© 2017 Arkansas Times | 201 East Markham, Suite 200, Little Rock, AR 72201
Powered by Foundation