Regé-Jean Page, Glen Powell to Star in ‘Butch and Sundance’ TV Series for Amazon From Russo Brothers – The Hollywood Reporter

Régé-Jean Page and Glen Powell head west.

The Bridgerton alum and Top Gun: Maverick grad are set to star in an untitled reimagining of Butch and Sundance for Amazon. The straight-to-series drama, which landed on Amazon following a competitive bidding situation with Disney+ and Peacock, will be produced by Joe and Anthony Russo’s AGBO. Cousins ​​Kaz and Ryan Firpo (The Eternals) will write the scripts for the series, which is envisioned as a bigger franchise with multiple series and spinoffs.

Details are slim and all parties involved declined to comment as deals have yet to be finalized, but sources say the untitled Butch and Sundance will be set in an alternate America similar to Apple’s For all mankind and the old one from Amazon Man in the High Castle.

The idea of ​​the reimagined Butch and Sundance started with the Russos and AGBO, who called on Page during their collaboration for Netflix The Gray Man. Page will play Butch Cassidy, while Powell will star as the Sundance Kid. AGBO brought in Powell as a co-lead because company executives are fans of his. Page and Powell, along with the Russos’ AGBO, then brought in the Firpos to write. Page and Powell will also be credited as executive producers and will continue to remain actively involved in the show’s creation.

Mike Larocca, Angela Russo-Otstot and Scott Nemes will also serve as executive producers for AGBO alongside Joe and Anthony Russo, Page and Powell. The number of episodes has not yet been determined as the project is still in its infancy. A director has not yet been identified.

New Butch and Sundance extends AGBO and the Russos’ relationship with Amazon, where they already have sprawling drama Citadel in the works. The so-called series of world events of the Avengers: Endgame directors and Josh Applebaum and Andrew Nemec is described as a spy thriller starring Richard Madden and Priyanka Chopra. The series, which was greenlit in mid-2018, has gone through a series of costly revivals amid creative challenges behind the scenes.

The Page-Powell series is inspired by the 1969 western Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. The feature starred Paul Newman as Butch and Robert Redford as the Sundance Kid and followed the duo as they flee authorities following a series of train robberies. The picture won four Oscars, was selected for preservation by the US National Film Registry by the Library of Congress, and named the 73rd greatest American film by AFI.

The AGBO assumes Butch and Sundance comes as Scott Steindorff and Dylan Russell’s Stone Village TV is also preparing a series based on Charles Leerhsen’s book about famous outlaws, Butch Cassidy: The True Story of an American Outlaw. The project is currently in the process of being purchased with a deal for a writer also in the works, sources say.

Page, for his part, burst into the first season of Shonda Rhimes’ debut show for Netflix, Bridgerton. He has the Dungeons & Dragons feature film in preparation. It is replaced by CAA, The Artists Partnership of the UK, Johnson Shapiro and Shelter PR.

Powell, in addition to Top Gun: Maverick account the escape from netflix Install it, hidden figures, everyone wants it! and The Expendables 3 among his credits. He is replaced by CAA, Johnson Shapiro and the Initiative Group.

The Russos and AGBO are with CAA.

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