The classic “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid” is coming to TV, with a series being made based on author Charles Leerhsen’s book “Butch Cassidy: The True Story of an American Outlaw”.
Scott Steindorff and Dylan Russell’s Stone Village Television has landed rights to the story, with no outlet attached as yet.
According to THR, the story will follow Butch and Sundance across the U.S. and into Latin America, ending in Bolivia.
“Much of the book and the adventures of The Sundance Kid (Cassidy’s partner Harry Longabaugh) and the ‘Wild Bunch’ gang takes place in South America. During that time period, Butch Cassidy and his gang were more well-known there than in North America. This isn’t just an American Western story, but a Latin American story, and it needs to be told. There are so many aspects of this story that will excite the audiences of today,” Steindorff said.
The classic film “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid” came out in 1969, starring Paul Newman and Robert Redford.