Sam Mendes Considers “Butcher’s Crossing”

Joe Penhall (“The Road,” “Enduring Love”) is set to pen an adaptation of John Williams’ 1960 Western novel “Butcher’s Crossing” for Focus Features says The Hollywood Reporter.

Set during the 1870s, the adventure story centers on a man who drops out of Harvard and heads west to the small Kansas town of the title. There, he joins the search for a great buffalo herd.

Sam Mendes is considering directing the film and will produce alongside Pippa Harris, Caro Newling, Gabe and Alan Polsky.