EXCLUSIVE: It Chapter Two and Shadowhunters: The Deadly Instruments star Isaiah Mustafa, Golden Globe winner Gabriel Byrne (Processing) and Thomas Jane, three times nominated for the Golden Globes (Suspended) are to lead a western thriller Murder at Emigrant Gulch, we learned.
Set in 1882, the film will follow a former slave (Mustafa) who arrives at Emigrant Gulch, Montana, a desolate booming old town now in decline, in search of a place to call home. That same day, a local prospector discovers gold – and is murdered. The sheriff (Byrne) arrests the newcomer to town. But as the mystery of the prospector’s murder deepens and the city’s serious preacher (Jane) questions the defendant’s guilt, a clash between faith and law threatens to tear the city apart.
The film is due to shoot in Montana in May, we hear.
Richard Gray (Robert the bruce) will direct the screenplay by Eric Belgau. The producers are Anjul Nigam for Brittany House Pictures, Richard Gray for Yellow Brick Films, Kelly Frazier for f8 Films, Robert Menzies for Zed Filmworks and Lisa Wolofsky.
Executive producers are Courtney Lauren Penn and Thomas Jane for Renegade Entertainment, and Carter Boehm.
Mustafa exits the box office It Chapter Two and Freeform series Shadowhunters: The Deadly Instruments. The usual suspects Star Byrne recently starred in Amazon’s American crime drama ZeroZeroZero. The predator actor Jane recently starred in a sci-fi series The extent and is in post-production on western The last son with Sam Worthington and Machine Gun Kelly.
Byrne is represented by Paradigm and The Agency. Jane is represented by Paradigm. Mustafa is represented by Paradigm, Megan Silverman Management and Morris, Yorn, Barnes, Levine, Krintzman, Rubenstein, Kohner & Gellman.