The Ballad of Lefty Brown features Bill Pullman in one of his strongest roles to date, proving that he has a natural facility for headlining Westerns (he also starred in Kevin Costner’s Wyatt Earp).
The picture centers on the titular character, a 65-year-old cowboy (Pullman) who attempts to find the killer of his lifelong friend and riding partner (Peter Fonda). Helping Lefty’s quest is a friend (Tommy Flanagan) from the old days and an overzealous youngster (Diego Josef) who dreams of becoming a great gunslinger.
Directed by Jared Moshe, the Western takes a different spin on the genre as Lefty is actually a bumbling and stumbling (yet likable) cowboy. This is one of the interesting touches of the movie, and in the media bar below Pullman also explains how the movie featured some of his family and friends:
Currently playing on Directv Cinema, The Ballad of Lefty Brown opens in theaters December 15.
Throughout his illustrious career Bill Pullman has genre hopped with the best of them, and though he played Ed Masterson in Lawrence Kasdan’s vastly underrated Wyatt Earp, he’s not exactly known as a Western guy.
That may change with the impending release of The Ballad of Lefty Brown, as Pullman is getting great word of mouth as the titular protagonist. After his friend, newly elected Senator Edward Johnson (Peter Fonda), is killed, Lefty Brown (Pullman) travels the Montana plains to catch the outlaws. Helping him on his mission is a novice gunslinger (Diego Josef) and a worn down U.S. Marshall (Sons of Anarchy’s Tommy Flanagan) who is unfortunately more proficient with the bottle than a six shooter. Jim Caviezel, Kathy Baker, and Joe Anderson round out the cast.
The picture is the second feature of writer-director Jared Moshe (his 2012 cinematic debut was another Western titled Dead Man’s Burden). Check out the trailer below and leave us a comment!
The Ballad of Lefty Brown hits DirecTV November 9 and has a theatrical run starting December 15.