Franco, Kazan, Nelson Join Coens’ Western Series

Tim Blake Nelson, James Franco, Zoe Kazan, Tyne Daly, Stephen Root and Ralph Ineson are reportedly all nearing deals to star in the Coen brothers’ ambitious six-part omnibus western series “The Ballad of Buster Scruggs”.

Annapurna Television is behind the omnibus series with each ‘episode’ following different characters.

Nelson plays the titular singing cowboy character in the segment “Near Algodones” about a high-plains drifter. Franco, Root and Ineson are also in that episode.

Kazan plays the title character in “The Gal Who Got Rattled” about two trail bosses on the Oregon Trail and a woman on the wagon train who needs their help.

Daly plays one of five passengers on the stagecoach headed to a mysterious destination in “The Mortal Remains”. Further casting is expected to be revealed in coming weeks.

Source: The Tracking Board