UPDATE: Yep, the article actually says ERIC Roth. I’m an idiot. Carry on.
All my life I’ve been dreaming of the day that the guy from Apocalypse Now and Lonesome Dove would finally get together with the dude from Cabin Fever and Hostel, and it seems that day is finally upon us. Hall, meet Oates.
Get Low star and executive producer Robert Duvall said during today’s junket that Crazy Heart director Scott Cooper recently met with Brad Pitt about directing The Hatfields and the McCoys for Warner Bros….if and when Pitt decides to clear a place in his schedule. An excellent script about the legendary family feud of the 1800s has been written by Eric Roth, Duvall said. Pitt’s Plan B would produce with Pitt playing “the main guy,” Duvall said. Duvall would costar, and T-Bone Burnett would do the music. [HollywoodElsewhere]
All this time, I think all that Eli Roth’s dialogue was missing was someone like Robert Duvall to deliver it with the full gravitas it was intended. (Gravitas.)
HARMON MCCOY: What’s that rifle for, Randolph?
RANDOLPH MCCOY: Killin’ Hatfields.
HARMON MCCOY: Why would you wanna kill Hatfields?
RANDOLPH MCCOY: I reckon ‘cuz they’re gay.
HARMON MCCOY: Randolph, don’t be a f*cking retard.