Adam Beach Tackles “Cowboys and Aliens”

Adam Beach (“Flags of our Fathers”) has signed on to star in Jon Favreau’s comic book adaptation “Cowboys and Aliens” forDreamWorks Pictures, Universal Pictues and Platinum Studios reports Variety.

Daniel Craig plays Zeke Jackson, the lead character in a story about Apache Indians and Western settlers who must lay their differences aside when an alien spaceship crash lands in Silvery City, Arizona.

Beach will play the role of Nat Colorado, a half-Apache who works for Harrison Ford’s character (Woodrow Dollarhyde). Olivia Wilde, Sam Rockwell and Paul Dano also star.

Roberto Orci, Alex Kurtzman and Damon Lindelof adapted the script while Ron Howard, Brian Grazer, Steven Spielberg and Scott Rosenberg will produce. Shooting kicks off this Summer.