Mel Gibson wants Fassbender, Foxx, and Dinklage for his Wild Bunch remake

Last Updated on July 30, 2021

Mel GIbson, The Wild Bunch, Cannes

As this year's Cannes Film Festival continues to set up promising deals for some of Hollywood's most in-demand projects, the word around the circuit is that Mel Gibson is enaged in early talks with Michael Fassbender, Jamie Foxx and Peter Dinklage to star in the BRAVEHEART helmer's remake of THE WILD BUNCH. Billed as a contemporary take on director Sam Peckinpah's 1969 Western classic, the film centers on a group of aging outlaws fixin' to ride into the sunset after one last score.

In addition to directing the feature, Gibson is also writing the script alongside Brian Bagby, with Jerry Bruckheimer saddling up to produce. While no one has yet to sign an "X" on the dotted line, Deadline is hearing that Gibsons's THE WILD BUNCH will mosey on into production beginning in the fall.

After completing his role as Col. Clive Ventor for director Joe Carnahan's BOSS LEVEL, Gibson is gearing up for a part alongside Kate Bosworth in the Michael Polish-directed action film FORCE OF NATURE. After that, Gibson has a starring role in director Tommy Wirkola's WAR PIGS, another action feature that centers on a team of ex-Special Forces soldiers who go undercover as drug dealers to avenge the murder of one of their own and to pull off an audacious heist.

We'll be sure to bring you more news related to Gibson's version of THE WILD BUNCH as it becomes available.

Source: Deadline

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