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Sam Rockwell reteams with Jon Favreau for Cowboys and Aliens

05.04.2010

Sam Rockwell had so much fun working with Jon Favreau on IRON MAN 2, he's coming back for a second round. Rockwell has signed on to star in COWBOYS & ALIENS where he'll play a bartender who joins up with two cowboys (played by Daniel Craig and Harrison Ford) to fight off the alien invasion.

Rockwell apparently heard that Favreau was working on the project next and became interested in the production. There wasn't really a role in the script that would fit Rockwell so Favreau had writer Damon Lindelof expand an existing role, barkeep Doc, and tailor it to the actor. The part was originally written as a heavy-set man and given Rockwell's dedication to his craft, I'm surprised he didn't just gain the necessary weight for the part. In addition to Craig and Ford, Rockwell joins Olivia Wilde, Clancy Brown and Noah Ringer in the film (plus a bunch of aliens).

Filming on COWBOYS AND ALIENS is set to begin this June and I can bet that Rockwell has already begun growing his best cowboy mustache and practicing how to say "sasparilla" while sliding a bottle down a bar.

Extra Tidbit: Had Robert Downey, Jr. not left the film this really would've been a IRON MAN 2 reunion.
Source: THR

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7:26PM on 05/04/2010
Ford, Craig, and Rockwell? Best cast ever. If only RDJ was still in it too...
Ford, Craig, and Rockwell? Best cast ever. If only RDJ was still in it too...
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6:33PM on 05/04/2010
Rockwell is quickly becoming my favorite actor. His role as a flamboyantly gay guy in Gentlemen Broncos was incredibly hilarious.
Rockwell is quickly becoming my favorite actor. His role as a flamboyantly gay guy in Gentlemen Broncos was incredibly hilarious.
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5:06PM on 05/04/2010

Wow

This is quickly becoming one of my most anticipated movies of 2011.
This is quickly becoming one of my most anticipated movies of 2011.
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1:48PM on 05/04/2010

Fuck yes.

I don't think I could be more excited for this movie.
I don't think I could be more excited for this movie.
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1:10PM on 05/04/2010
Rockwell does no wrong, even in shitty movies hes enjoyable to watch
Rockwell does no wrong, even in shitty movies hes enjoyable to watch
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11:58AM on 05/04/2010
I don't know if I can handle the ridiculous amount of pure awesome that is Indiana Jones James Bond and Sam Rockwell fighting aliens
I don't know if I can handle the ridiculous amount of pure awesome that is Indiana Jones James Bond and Sam Rockwell fighting aliens
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11:32AM on 05/04/2010
This movie is going to kick so much ass. Anything Rockwell is in is good and he usually makes any film better. Love the concept and am a big fan of everyone involved.
This movie is going to kick so much ass. Anything Rockwell is in is good and he usually makes any film better. Love the concept and am a big fan of everyone involved.
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8:03AM on 05/04/2010
Shit yeah! this is movie is going to be amazing! Sam Rockwell is quickly becoming one of my favourite actors. I still think he could be Edward Norton's brother though...
Shit yeah! this is movie is going to be amazing! Sam Rockwell is quickly becoming one of my favourite actors. I still think he could be Edward Norton's brother though...
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7:59AM on 05/04/2010
This is actually the 3rd time theyve worked together...Rockwell had a small part in Made
This is actually the 3rd time theyve worked together...Rockwell had a small part in Made
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7:38AM on 05/04/2010
Cool! I'm a big fan of Rockwell.
Cool! I'm a big fan of Rockwell.
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