John Foo, Sean Patrick Flanery and Danny Trejo co-star in a Wild West tale of bullets, bare knuckles and bloodshed.
Here’s the latest western from filmmaker Timothy Woodward Jr., director of Traded and Hickok — The Outsider, a gritty tale of revenge in a small frontier boomtown starring Trace Adkins, Jon Foo, Sean Patrick Flanery, Kaiwi Lyman (pictured above with Adkins) and Danny Trejo. The film is slated to premiere on digital platforms June 14, and will open theatrically in Los Angeles, Kansas City, Dallas, Denver, Phoenix, Houston, Tampa, Minneapolis, Seattle, Chicago, and Toronto on the same date.
What’s it all about? According to the official press release: “In search of a better life, a railroad worker (Foo) unwittingly finds himself on the wrong side of a group of corrupt lawmen. As the marshal (Adkins) attempts to control his increasingly unethical town, tragedy strikes, forcing him to decide between justice and family. But through their inaction, they awaken a sleeping giant. And after teaming up with a disgraced former officer (Flanery), the railroad worker sets out to wipe out the immoral group by any means necessary.”
The Outsider began filming last year at the storied Paramount Ranch, where movies and TV series such Gunfight at the O.K. Corral and Gunsmoke were made. Midway through production, however, the November 2018 Woolsey Fire destroyed the historic movie set.
“The western genre holds a special place in my heart,” says Woodward. “Having another opportunity to work at an iconic location like Paramount Ranch was a dream come true. It was a sad day for western fans, and a blow to the film community, when the ranch succumbed to the fires that devastated a big portion of the state last fall.
“Despite it being one of our key locations for this project, the crew, cast and team really buckled down, got creative and worked through heat, wind and fire to bring this western to life.”
Here is the trailer for The Outsider.