Stephen Dorff, Trace Adkins and Gavin Lewis co-star in a gritty western set to have its world premiere Sept. 7 at the Venice Film Festival.
Tim Blake Nelson, the widely respected character actor who rode tall in Joel and Ethan Coen’s The Ballad of Buster Scruggs, is back in the saddle again for Old Henry, a western written and directed by Potsy Ponciroli that’s set to have its world premiere Sept. 7 at the prestigious Venice Film Festival. Co-starring Stephen Dorff, Trace Adkins, Gavin Lewis, Richard Speight Jr. and Scott Haze, the movie is slated to open in U.S. theaters Oct. 1, followed by release on digital platforms in November.
Nelson stars as Henry McCardy, a widowed farmer who would prefer to hide the messy details of his violent past from his young son Wyatt (Gavin Lewis). “I’ve done things I wish I could take back,” he admits, indicating his proficiency with guns and his reluctance to ever again use them. But sometimes a man just can’t run far enough away from yesterday.
One morning, a badly wounded stranger named Curry (Scott Haze) shows up on his land with a satchel stuffed with money. The bad news: Curry claims he is being pursued by bank robbers posing as lawmen. The worse news: Whether he likes it or not, Henry will have to strap on his shooting irons once more to defend himself, his son and his homestead from some very bad hombres who don’t aim to please.