Deadwood Cowboy’s Stop-Loss

Timothy Olyphant in new Kimberly Pierce drama


“Deadwood” star Timothy Olyphant is saddling up for “Stop-Loss”, Kimberly Pierce’s true-tale for Paramount, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Co-starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt (“Brick”), the pic centers on Brandon (Ryan Phillippe), a soldier who returns home to Texas and is called to duty again in Iraq through the military’s “stop-loss” procedure. Olyphant has been cast as Lt. Col. Boot Miller, a no-nonsense military man who, serving as Brandon’s commanding officer, welcomes the troops home from Iraq but then orders their re-enlistment.

Gordon-Levitt will play one of the soldiers who returns to a failing marriage and seems to be having the toughest time readjusting to civilian life.