The veteran of Daredevil and Law & Order: Criminal Intent is eyeing more time in the saddle.
Vincent D’Onofrio may be ready to cowboy up — again. The former Law & Order: Criminal Intent star recently signed on to play a villainous role in the eagerly awaited Magnificent Seven remake starring Denzel Washington and Ethan Hawke. Now the Deadline Hollywood website reports D’Onofrio and Hawke will reunite to co-star in another western — The Kid, inspired by the real-life relationship between Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid — that will mark D’Onofrio’s debut as a feature film director.
According to Deadline writer Mike Fleming Jr., The Kid “is told through the eyes of a young boy who is torn between his admiration of the gunfighter legend and his need to save his family. The boy’s uncle has murdered his father and when he catches up to the boy and his sister, the uncle turns her out as a prostitute. The enraged boy tracks down Billy the Kid, hoping his hero will get his sister back. The boy finds his romantic notion of the gunfighter is false and that Billy is an uncaring and selfish adolescent. And then the youth discovers true heroism in Sheriff Pat, who, after gunning down the outlaw, takes on the challenge of reuniting the boy with his sister.”