Photography: Cinedigm
Photography: Cinedigm

Country artist Trace Adkins also stars in the new western drama.

Coming soon to a theater or streaming platform near you: Traded, a gritty western drama starring Michael Paré, Kris Kristofferson, and Trace Adkins. Filmed on locations in California and New Mexico, including Yucca Valley, Paramount Ranch and Big Sky Movie Ranch, the Cinedigm release also features Tom Sizemore (Saving Private Ryan, Black Hawk Down), Martin Kove (the Karate Kid trilogy), Quinton Aaron (The Blind Side) and, in her theatrical debut, Kris’ daughter, Kelly Kristofferson.

The official plot synopsis: “In 1880s Kansas, sharpshooter turned rancher Clay Travis (Paré) goes from happily married father of two to a man on a mission after the disappearance of his 17 year-old daughter, Lily.  Determined to protect what little family he has left, Clay leaves his quiet ranch and heads to Wichita where, after confronting the ruthless Ty Stover (Adkins), he discovers that Lily's been traded away into an underground sex ring in Dodge City.  And it's there, with the help of an unlikely companion — hardened old barkeep Billy (Kristofferson) — that Clay makes a stand to bring his daughter home, leaving a trail of gunsmoke and bodies in his wake.”

“As a small-town boy growing up in South Carolina,” says director Timothy Woodward Jr., “I was weaned on all the classic Westerns. So, to have the opportunity to helm an emotionally freighted story of frontier revenge set in the 19th century was more than a dream come true.  The highlight, obviously, for myself and the entire cast and crew was to watch a true legend, Kris Kristofferson, ply his trade in the same boots he wore in one of his first starring roles in Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid.”

Traded is set to open theatrically June 10 in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia, Dallas, Washington, D.C., Houston, Phoenix, Denver, and Kansas City, and will be available as video on demand and Digital HD on the same date.  Here’s a look at the film’s attention-grabbing trailer.