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Daniel Craig in Talks to Star in Favreau Directed 'Cowboys and Aliens'

Daniel Craig is currently in talks to star in the upcoming film "Cowboys and Aliens," directed by John Favraeu, according to The Hollywood Reporter. After announcing earlier this week that Robert Downey Jr. would no longer be able to star in the film due to scheduling conflicts, Craig was tapped to star in the film. Craig is in talks to play a cowboy character in the sci-fi film.

The film is set the mid 1800s and looks at what would happen if Western cowboys and Native Americans found their territory attacked by aliens. Craig's role, Jake, leads the fight against the aliens.

"Cowboys and Aliens" is produced by Steven Spielberg, Ron Howard, Bran Glazer, Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci, and "Lost" co-creator Damon Lindelof. Craig previously worked with Spielberg on the films "Munic" and 'The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn."

Daniel Craig most recently starred on Broadway in A STEADY RAIN as Joey, alongside with Hugh Jackman. A highly accomplished stage actor, Daniel's theatre credits include leading roles in Hurlyburly with the Peter Hall Company at the Old Vic, Angels in America at The National Theatre, and A Number at The Royal Court Theatre. In 2006 Mr. Craig became the sixth ‘James Bond' in Casino Royale, for which he received a BAFTA Award nomination (Best Actor) and the film became the highest grossing in the history of the 007 franchise. 2008 saw Daniel's second outing as James Bond in Quantum of Solace directed by Marc Forster, which became the highest grossing of the 22 films in the Bond franchise in America and Canada. Craig ecently finished making Steven Spielberg's The Adventures of Tintin: Secret of the Unicorn. Earlier this year he was seen in Edward Zwick's critically acclaimed film Defiance. He has additionally appeared in The Golden Compass, Flashbacks of a Fool, Munich, Infamous for which he received an Independent Spirit Award nomination (Best Supporting Actor), Layer Cake, The Jacket, Enduring Love, Sylvia with Gwenyth Paltrow, The Road to Perdition, and Elizabeth. His numerous television credits include the BBC's adaptation of Michael Frayn's award-winning drama Copenhagen, Our Friends in the North and Archangel. 

Photo Credit: Walter McBride


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