It seems that Amazon is moving forward with a new series that’ll take another look at the story of Butch Cassidy and Sundance Kid. For now, the series has no title but will be produced by Joe and Anthony Russo‘s AGBO. It seems the studio won it from Disney+ and Peacock in a bidding war. The scripts will be written by Kaz and Ryan Firpo, who were the masterminds behind the Eternals film.
As it stands, they have added Regé-Jean Page and Glen Powell as Cassidy and the Sundance Kid respectively. Both have been seeing a soaring success in their franchise with Page‘s role on Bridgerton and Powell fresh off a jet engine-fueled production like Top Gun: Maverick. Amazon is seemingly all in with this project, as they are envisioning it as a larger franchise with various series and spinoffs.
It should be noted that this version of the story takes place in an alternative America similar to For All Mankind and Man in the High Castle‘s approach. It’s unclear just how they’ll tackle the story and if that also means it’ll take place during the modern day. Still, it seems the project was quite the hot commodity with big streamers going after it.
The project still has no name while The Hollywood Reporter calls it Butch and Sundance. It’s also another big step forward for AGBO productions, which has been quite busy with The Gray Man’s recent release on Netflix and another big project on the horizon. It also is part of their Amazon deal which includes the upcoming project Citadel that has Josh Applebaum and Andrew Nemec attached.
Source: Hollywood Reporter