Dennis Lehane To Pen Sollima’s “Colt”

Dennis Lehane To Pen Sollimas Colt

U.S. author and screenwriter Dennis Lehane (“Mystic River,” “Shutter Island”) is attached to write the screenplay for the young-targeted western “Colt” which has Stefano Sollima (“Sicario: Day of the Soldado”) set to direct.

The English-language project is based on a Sergio Leone concept and while the concept was developed by Italians, Sollima says: “if you want to shoot the film in English, the next step was to find a great American writer who can make the characters talk and live in a reality that is clearly different from our own.”

Originally conceived as a TV series, a gun becomes a narrative device as it is passed from owner to owner throughout the Old West. Sollima calls it a coming-of-age story of three young teenagers who, as orphans, come into possession of this weapon and for a whole host of reasons become criminals

Leone’s children, Raffaella and Andrea, are producing. The plan is to go into pre-production next summer and start shooting in Canada in the winter of 2020.

Source: Variety