Bill ‘Hopalong’ Cassidy Biopic Planned

Pterodactyl Productions is planning a film about iconic cowboy character and B-movie Western staple Bill “Hopalong” Cassidy says Variety.

Created in 1904 by writer Clarence E. Mulford, the Cassidy character appeared as a rough-talking galoot in a series of popular stories and novels before segueing to the big screen in 1935 as a clean-cut hero. William Boyd played the character in sixty-six films throughout the 1930s, ’40s and ’50s.

Affectionately known by millions as “Hoppy,” the character also spawned comic books, radio serials and the first network TV Western series. Cassidy also became the first image to be featured on a lunchbox.

Mark Canton (“300”) will produce.