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)