Pitt, Reynolds Up For “Gunsmoke” Film

Brad Pitt is the top contender while Ryan Reynolds is amongst potential backup candidates to star as the lead in a film remake of classic western series “Gunsmoke” at CBS Films reports The LA Times.

Currently tied with “Law & Order” as the longest running primetime drama in U.S. television history, the series was set in Dodge City, Kansas during the settlement of the American West. The show ran on CBS from 1955 to 1975.

In the film version, penned by Gregory Poirier (“National Treasure: Book of Secrets”), Pitt or the other potentials would play the lead role of Marshall Matt Dillon which James Arness memorably played for twenty years.