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I always knew Timothy Olyphant of Deadwood fame had a little Clint Eastwood in him. After seeing this three minutes of footage from Lawman, the new “modern Western” from the FX Channel and “Speed” writer Graham Yost, I think I was wrong: Olyphant’s character in Lawman doesn’t have a little Eastwood in him, he has a lot. Check out the footage shown to press at the recent TCA.
Lawman is based on a short story by Elmore Leonard called “Fire in the Hole”, and will star Olyphant as a modern-day Marshall who takes out the trash while somehow managing to keep his cowboy hat on at all times and never losing his cool, cause, you know, he’s cool that way. The show is scheduled to appear on the FX Channel’s slate in the Spring of 2010.
In the pilot episode, The Shield’s Walton Goggins will play the villain.
Via THR’s Live Feed.