Suretone Wrangles Up D'onifrio's THE KID For Lionsgate

It looks as if there won't be any love lost for 17-th century gunman and outlaw, Billy The Kid in what music man-turned-film producer Jordan Schur has in store for his first venture into film.

Deadline reports that actor Vincent D'onofrio will be making his directorial debut with The Kid, with James Franco and Ethan Hawke also starring.Written by Andrew Landham, The Kid centers on the a young boy whose fondness of the aforementioned legendary gunfighter not only changes when reality harshly sets in, but also reshapes what true heroism means with the help of Sherriff Pat Garrett as they set out to avenge the death of the boy's
father and sister's prostitution at the hands of the boy's uncle. 

Nick Thurlow and Sam Maydew are producing with former Geffen Records president and Suretone Records founder Jordan Schur seugeing into the film fray though his Suretone Pictures. Lionsgate will be releasing the film in the U.S. while further acquisitions await with the film's presentation at the Toronto International Film Festival later this year.

Stay tuned for more info.

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