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It’s Cow Country for Kelly Reichardt

Ramin Bahrani (Chop Shop, Goodbye Solo) is saddling up for a 2010 shoot for his Untitled Western, and now comes word that the Western might receive the revisionist, minimalist and low budget treatment via Kelly Reichardt.

Does one call it a trend if two remarkably talented indie filmmakers are looking to explore (and make their next project) the Western. Ramin Bahrani (Chop Shop, Goodbye Solo) is saddling up for a 2010 shoot for his Untitled Western, and now comes word that the Western might receive the revisionist, minimalist and low budget treatment via Kelly Reichardt. The filmmaker who overwhelmed us with her co-directed debut Old Joy, and received tons of accolades for the Michelle Williams-starring Wendy & Lucy (I’m among the small percentage of those who didn’t cling to the 2008 semi-road trip drama), will according to producer, mentor and friend Larry Fessenden, is currently fleshing out some of her characters for her screenplay.

If we do find out more info Reichardt’s Untitled Western it’ll probably be when her producers look for some coin in 2010 – regardless, we look forward in keeping her fans in the loop.  (A.V Club via ThePlaylist)

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Eric Lavallée is the founder, CEO, editor-in-chief, film journalist, and critic at IONCINEMA.com, established in 2000. A regular at Sundance, Cannes, and Venice, Eric holds a BFA in film studies from the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. In 2013, he served on the narrative competition jury at the SXSW Film Festival. He was an associate producer on Mark Jackson’s "This Teacher" (2018 LA Film Festival, 2018 BFI London). In 2022, he was a New Flesh Juror for Best First Feature at the Fantasia International Film Festival. Current top films for 2023 include The Zone of Interest (Glazer), Inside the Yellow Cocoon Shell (Pham Thien An), Totem (Lila Avilés), La Chimera (Alice Rohrwacher), All Dirt Roads Taste of Salt (Raven Jackson).

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