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NBC has started casting for The Sixth Gun TV pilot. It looks like the TV drama based on the Oni Press graphic novel has found its lead in Laura Ramsey (The Ruins). Actors W. Earl Brown (Deadwood), Graham McTavish (The Hobbit), and Aldis Hodge (Leverage) will join Ramsey in the growing cast.
According to Deadline.com, Laura Ramsey would play the character of Becky Montcrief, a farmer’s daughter who comes into possession of a mysterious pistol that has awakened dark and evil forces. Drake Sinclair, a shadowy gunfighter who has sworn to protect the innocent girl, accompanies Becky throughout her journey.
Laura Ramsey appeared in the 2008 horror film The Ruins opposite Jena Malone, Jonathan Tucker, and Shawn Ashmore. She also appeared on the very short-lived My Generation TV series for NBC in 2010.
Also added to The Sixth Gun TV pilot will be W. Earl Brown, who will play General Oliander Hume, a foul-mouthed undead Confederate War General who has been imprisoned for 18 years in a mysterious coffin. Graham McTavish will play the character of Silas Hedgepeth, General Hume’s most loyal lieutenant, and the maker of the Fourth Gun. Lastly, Aldis Hodge will play a private investigator looking for the missing guns.
W. Earl Brown played the lovable character of Warren in the Farrelly Brother’s There’s Something About Mary in 1998, while Graham McTavish plays the dwarf Dwalin in The Hobbit movies. Actor Aldis Hodge recently appeared in A Good Day to Die Hard, opposite Bruce Willis and Jai Courtney.
The Sixth Gun takes place during the darkest days of the Civil War and combines elements of the science fiction and western genres with the supernatural. The TV pilot will be produced by Carlton Cuse (Lost, The Adventures of Brisco County Jr.) and was written by Ryan Condal (Hercules: The Thracian Wars). The graphic novel’s creators, Eric Gitter and Andy Borne, will serve as the TV pilot’s executive producers. Jeffrey Reiner (The Event, Surface) will direct the pilot episode.
You can read the first issue of The Sixth Gun for FREE at OniPress.com.