Showalter Helms Bank Robber Tale “Cowboy Bob”

Coming off the success of “The Big Sick” this summer, filmmaker Michael Showalter has set up his next project – the modern western dramedy “The Last Ride of Cowboy Bob” at Fox Searchlight.

The story will follow a real-life 1990s Texas bank robber named Peggy Jo Tallas, who got away with her heists by dressing up as a man. It will be based on Skip Hollandsworth’s 2005 article about Peggy Jo that was written for Texas Monthly.

The lead actress has not yet been cast in the project which Riva Marker and Jake Gyllenhaal will produce through their company Nine Stories.

Source: Variety