Wednesday, 11 September 2013

A Coup for Ben Bridges

Now this is exciting news just in. The other half of Piccadilly Publishing, David Whitehead aka Ben Bridges, tells me that he is to be credited as an Associated Producer on the upcoming movie DAY OF THE GUN starring Golden Globe and Academy Award nominee Eric Roberts. The film is written and directed by Wayne Shipley. Mr. Roberts joins a cast of talented area actors including LaDon Hall, Jim Osborn, Jason Brown, Sam Lukowski, Erin Heilman, Susan Osborn, Brian St. August, John C. Bailey, Richard Cutting, Johnny Alonso, Raw Leiba, Earl Klemm, Jim Holland, Jerry Gietka, and Jonathan Ruckman.

Filmed largely on location in Maryland, "Day of the Gun" features scenic Montana locations shot specifically for this production. Principal photography will wrap on May 4, 2013. The premiere is planned for August 2013.

"Day of the Gun" is about a range war started over a barbed wire fence. Widow Maggie Carter threatens “there will be hell to pay” unless cattle baron Cyrus McCall takes down the wire that threatens her survival as a rancher. The conflict escalates when their children get involved and a mysterious stranger from Maggie’s past comes back into her life. Told in flashback by eighty-year-old former newspaper editor Simon Doubleday, Day of the Gun is set in Singletree, Montana, a 1890s mining and cattle town. Doubleday recalls the town’s glory days, full of life and hope - and heartbreak.

The picture promises to appeal to a wide audience of movie enthusiasts looking for action, intrigue, love, and a little mystery-- not to mention good old-fashioned storytelling.

And to cap it all, Ben is being allowed to novelise the script. And here’s a sneak preview of the cover:

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