Bridgerton and The Gray Man star Regé-Jean Page and Top Gun: Maverick actor Glen Powell are teaming up for a new TV series, an untitled reimagining of Butch Cassidy and The Sundance Kid for Amazon.
Regé-Jean Page & Glen Powell to star in Butch and Sundance series for Amazon and Russo Brothers
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the Gray Man and Top Gun: Maverick alums will both executive produce the untitled series from AGBO, with The Eternals duo Kaz and Ryan Firpo set to write. Exact plot details are being kept under wraps but it is revealed that Page will play Butch Cassidy, while Powell will take on the role of the Sundance Kid.
The original 1969 film followed two leaders of a band of outlaws in Wyoming, circa the early 1900s. After botching a train robbery, they find themselves on the run and must escape unscathed. The movie won four Oscars, including for Best Original Screenplay and Best Cinematography. Both the actors will also serve as executive producers on the show in addition to starring.
Mike Larocca, Angela Russo-Otstot, and Scott Nemes of AGBO are also attached to executive produce the feature project. The series is envisioned as part of a larger franchise with multiple shows and spinoffs. An episode count and director have yet to be decided upon as the project is still in its early stages.
On the work front, Regé-Jean Page is best-known for his breakout role in the first season of Bridgerton and followed up with The Gray Man from the Russo Brothers. He will next star in the upcoming, highly anticipated film Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves.
Meanwhile, Glenn Powell is best known for his recent breakout role in Top Gun: Maverick. His other credits include Netflix’s hit rom-com Set It Up, Hidden Figures and Everybody Wants Some!!
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