Rockwell Signs Up For Cowboys and Aliens


Casting for Jon Favreau's Cowboys & Aliens has consisted of a lot of high profile actors. Today yet another was cast as Sam Rockwell decided to jump on board. Rockwell just came off of Favreau's most recent flick, Iron Man 2.

Rockwell will play a bar owner named Doc who joins in the pursuit of the aliens. Once Favreau and the writers -- Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci and Damon Lindelof -- learned that Rockwell was interested in the movie, they reconceived and expanded the role, which initially called for a heavy-set man.

The film is based on a graphic novel written by Fred Van Lente and Andrew Foley from an original idea by Scott Mitchell Rosenberg. The story takes place during a conflict between some Apache and Western settlers. But then from out of the sky a spaceship crash lands. The two rivals must put aside their differences in order to drive the Aliens back.

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