The gritty western drama is set to open January 8 in theaters.
Looks like Scott Eastwood, our April 2015 cover guy, is following his father’s footprints. Or, if you prefer, in his dad’s hoofprints.
Diablo, a gritty western drama in which the rising young actor plays a troubled Civil War veteran forced to search for his kidnapped wife, has been picked up for release by Momentum Pictures and Orion Releasing. The film is set to open January 8 in theaters, and will be available as video on demand fare the following day. In addition to Scott Eastwood — Clint’s son — the cast includes such notables as Walton Goggins, Danny Glover, Adam Beach, Camilla Bell, and Joaquim de Almeida.
What's it all about? Here’s the plot synopsis:
“A young Civil War veteran named Jackson wakes up to find his beautiful wife kidnapped by a band of ruthless bandits. With killers around every corner, the lines begin to blur between who the good and the bad are, including Jackson. As a final gunfight looms for our hero and he is asked to risk it all to save the woman he loves, this action-packed western takes twists and turns that will break even the hardest of hearts.”
Directed and co-written by Lawrence Roeck, with whom Eastwood previously collaborated on the 2012 indie drama The Forger, Diablo premiered last month at the San Diego Film Festival, where it won the jury award for best feature.
In his official announcement of the film’s acquisition, Momentum Pictures president Berry Meyerowitz said: “Diablo is as suspenseful and thrilling as it is psychological and romantic, and makes viewers fall in love with westerns all over again. Scott’s performance is superb, and Lawrence has created a captivating world that we are excited to share with audiences.”