Whoopi Goldberg, Cedric The Entertainer, Edward James Olmos, John Carroll Lynch, William Mapother, and M. Emmet Walsh are among the many set to star in Outlaws. Mario Van Peebles wrote, directed, and is starring in the western for Quiver, which just wrapped production in Montana.
Van Peebles son Mandela is also starring in the film which also stars Allen Payne, Cam Gigandez, Neal McDonough, D.C. Young Fly, Amber Reign Smith, Jake Manley, Joseph Culp, Brian Presley and Sean Bridgers.
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Outlaws follows Chief (Mario Van Peebles), a renegade cowboy putting together a multicultural team of new and old friends in order to ride into dangerous unsettled territory to retrieve gold from an abandoned mine. Hot on Chief’s tail is Angel (Mapother), a spurned lawman and Civil War veteran with a thirst for vengeance. So begins a cross-country journey, with Chief and his band of Outlaws crossing paths with a number of interesting historical characters along the way, including a true-to-life Stagecoach Mary (Goldberg).
“I wanted to make a fresh kickass Western like we’ve never seen, a savvy action adventure with pluck served up in a dirty glass!” Van Peebles told Deadline. “I knew I’d need a gregarious band of producers to go on this rough and tumble journey with me, and the team at Quiver was ready for the ride!”
Joshua Russell and Gerald Olson produced for Iris Indie, alongside Swen Temmel and Meadow Williams for Diamond Films, and Kip Konwiser for Konwiser Brothers Media. Exec producers for the film to be distributed by Quiver are Berry Meyerowitz, Jeff Sackman, Larry Greenberg, Mark Goldberg and Mario Van Peebles.
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“We’re thrilled to partner with Mario and this epic ensemble cast for a one-of-a-kind action adventure set in the west, at the dawn of America’s Age of Invention,” added Quiver Distribution Co-Presidents Meyerowitz and Sackman. “We can’t wait for audiences to saddle up for this action-packed, wild adventure. With Mario at the helm as director, writer, and star, this film certainly doesn’t hold back.”
We’ll update more on the film as it becomes available.