A pair weeks in the past, we shared the superior information that Paramount Pictures has given the greenlight to a horror Western undertaking with the sensible title Organ Trail (impressed by the actual life Oregon Trail, a wagon route that related the Missouri River to valleys in Oregon again within the 1800s). Now Deadline has revealed that Mather Zickel, who performs the function of Sam’s Ex on the FX collection Better Things, has joined the solid of the movie.
Michael Patrick Jann (Drop Dead Gorgeous) is directing Organ Trail from a screenplay by Meg Turner. The story facilities on
a younger Abigale Archer friendless and alone in a brutal Montana winter through the 1870s—preventing for survival and to retrieve her one earthly possession, her household’s horse, from a gang of bloodthirsty bandits.
Zickel’s co-stars embody Zoé De Grand Maison (Riverdale), Olivia Applegate (Driven), Clé Bennett (The Falcon and the Winter Soldier), Nicholas Logan (Creepshow), Sam Trammell (Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem), and Jessica Frances Dukes (Ozark).
Zickel is taking over the function of Pa Archer, “a gaunt but imposing figurehead that has a commanding energy balanced by an instinctive compassion. In the throes of a brutal Montana winter, Pa’s steadfastness and sense of purpose—along with the skills he learned as a soldier in the Civil War—are the foundation on which his family’s survival rests.”
Jann is producing Organ Trail with David Codron. Jann “served as an executive producer and director for the series Reno 911!, also exec producing Flight of the Conchords and Little Britain for HBO, and directing episodes of Wayne for Amazon and Daybreak for Netflix. Jann is best known on the film side for directing the cult-classic beauty mockumentary Drop Dead Gorgeous.” While he directed episodes of horror comedy reveals like Daybreak, Reaper, and Ghosted, it seems that this will likely be his first full-on horror undertaking.
In addition to Better Things, Zickel’s earlier credit embody Southbound; Suburbicon; How to Be a Latin Lover; Hail, Caesar!; Wanderlust; I Love You, Man; Rachel Getting Married; Balls of Fury; L.A.’s Finest; Younger; Masters of Sex; Bones; House of Lies; and Reno 911!.
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