One of Val Kilmer’s most famous roles was as Doc Holliday opposite Kurt Russell’s Wyatt Earp in “Tombstone”. Now, Kilmer has scored an upgrade to play Earp himself in the indie western “The First Ride of Wyatt Earp” reports Variety.
Based on a true story, the film follows an elderly Earp sitting down with a reporter to reflect on the ride that made him a legend, when the young marshal rounded up a posse to track down the outlaw who mistakenly murdered the woman he loved.
Also in the cast are Matt Dallas as Bat Masterson, Wilson Bethel as Doc Holliday, Diana DeGarmo as the younger Earp’s love interest, Daniel Booko as Spike Kennedy, along with Trace Adkins, Shawn Roberts, Stephen Grayhm, Scott Whyte and Levi Fiehler in supporting roles.
Mike Feifer directs from a script by Darren Benjamin Shepherd while Barry Barnholtz and Jeffrey Schenck are producing. Shooting is under way in California.