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Renee Zellweger, Viggo Mortensen Headline Western



The news:
Renee Zellweger and Viggo Mortensen will star in Appaloosa, a Western based on a Robert B. Parker novel. Ed Harris will direct and also star.

Here's the story:
According to Variety, the film centers on "a pair of friends hired to protect a lawless town suffering at the hands of a renegade rancher. The arrival of an attractive widow disrupts their plans." I'm guessing Zellweger is the attractive widow.

What I like:
I have a soft spot for Ed Harris, and I'm glad to see him back behind the camera; the other feature he directed, Pollock, was a pretty impressive film that won Marcia Gay Harden an Oscar. Harris and Mortensen also shared the screen well in A History of Violence.

What I'm not sure of:
I actually loved Zellweger's Oscar-winning performance as the scrappy Ruby in Cold Mountain; it was probably my favorite thing about that movie, as well as one of my favorite Zellweger roles ever. I just hope she doesn't just turn the dial back to "spunky Westerner" and give the same performance again this time.

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