First contact. Last stand.

"Get off my plains."

Woodrow Dolarhyde

Cowboys & Aliens

Release Date: July 29, 2011

Blockbuster filmmaker Jon Favreau directs Daniel Craig (The Adventures of Tintin) and Harrison Ford (Raiders of the Lost Ark) in an event film for summer 2011 that crosses the classic Western with the alien-invasion movie in a bold and blazingly original way: Cowboys & Aliens.

Joined by an arsenal of top moviemakers—Steven Spielberg, Brian Grazer, and Ron Howard, as well as Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci—Favreau brings an all-new action-thriller that will take audiences into the Old West, where a lone cowboy leads an uprising against a terror from beyond our world.

1875. New Mexico Territory. A stranger (Craig) with no memory of his past stumbles into the hardscrabble desert town of Absolution. The only hint to his history is a mysterious shackle that encircles one wrist. What he discovers is that the people of Absolution don’t welcome strangers, and nobody makes a move on its streets unless ordered to do so by the iron-fisted Colonel Dolarhyde (Ford). It’s a town that lives in fear.

But Absolution is about to experience fear it can scarcely comprehend as the desolate city is attacked by marauders from the sky. Screaming down with breathtaking velocity and blinding lights to abduct the helpless one by one, these mysterious visitors challenge everything the residents have ever known.

Joining Craig, Ford and Wilde for the action-thriller are Sam Rockwell as saloon owner Doc and Ana de la Reguera as his wife, Maria; Adam Beach as Colonel Dolarhyde’s right-hand man, Nat Colorado; Paul Dano as Dolarhyde’s cowardly son, Percy; Clancy Brown as Absolution’s plain-spoken preacher, Meacham; and Keith Carradine as Sheriff John Taggart and Noah Ringer as his grandson, Emmett.

About the Film

About the Film

CAST
  • DANIEL CRAIG,
  • HARRISON FORD,
  • OLIVIA WILDE,
  • SAM ROCKWELL,
  • ADAM BEACH,
  • PAUL DANO,
  • NOAH RINGER,
  • KEITH CARRADINE,
  • CLANCY BROWN
DIRECTOR
  • JON FAVREAU
SCREENWRITERS
  • ROBERTO ORCI & ALEX KURTZMAN & DAMON LINDELOF AND MARK FERGUS & HAWK OSTBY. SCREEN STORY BY MARK FERGUS & HAWK OSTBY AND STEVE OEDEKERK, BASED ON THE COMIC BY SCOTT MITCHELL ROSENBERG
PRODUCERS
  • BRIAN GRAZER,
  • RON HOWARD,
  • ALEX KURTZMAN,
  • ROBERTO ORCI,
  • SCOTT MITCHELL ROSENBERG,
  • STEVEN SPIELBERG,
  • JON FAVREAU
CINEMATOGRAPHER
  • MATTHEW LIBATIQUE
PRODUCTION DESIGNER
  • SCOTT CHAMBLISS
COSTUME DESIGNER
  • MARY ZOPHRES
EDITORS
  • DAN LEBENTAL,
  • JIM MAY
COMPOSER
  • HARRY GREGSON-WILLIAMS

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