Going where Val Kilmer and Dennis Quaid have gone before, fellow cinema hunk Jeremy Renner is set to play gunslinger cowboy legend Doc Holliday.
The “Avengers” actor will headline a film based on two Mary Doria Russell novels, Doc and Epitaph: A Novel of the O.K. Corral, that are being developed as a Renner starring vehicle over at PalmStar.
“We are excited to re-introduce this classic American character to a whole new audience by chronicling Doc Holliday’s incredible transformation from average Joe dentist to a man who Wyatt Earp called the ‘nerviest, speediest, deadliest man with a six-gun [he] ever knew,’” Renner and producer Don Handfield said in a joint statement.
Added Kevin Frakes: “Jeremy Renner as Doc Holliday … f—king awesome.”
Via ‘The Hollywood Reporter‘