“True Detective” actress Lili Simmons has landed the female lead in Caliber Media’s ultraviolent Western “Bone Tomahawk,” which has also added genre veterans David Arquette and Sid Haig, as well as “Cold Case” star Kathryn Morris and “Girls” actor Evan Jonigkeit.
The ensemble cast also includes Sean Young (“Blade Runner”), Geno Segers (“Banshee”), Fred Melamed (“A Serious Man”), James Tolkan (“Top Gun”), Raw Leiba (“The Heat”), Jamie Hector (“The Wire”), Jamison Newlander (“The Lost Boys), Zahn McClarnon (“Longmire”), David Midthunder, Jay Tavare, Gray Wolf Herrara, Robert Mukes (“House of 1000 Corpses”) and Brandon Molale.
In “Bone Tomahawk,” four men attempt to rescue a group of captives from a band of cannibalistic troglodytes that live beyond the edge of civilization.
Simmons will play Wilson’s wife, the de facto doctor of town of Bright Hope, while Morris will play Russell’s wife. Russell plays the town sheriff and Jonigkeit will play his young deputy.
Arquette and Haig play a couple of filthy brigands whose actions set off a string of violent repercussions.
“Dexter” star Jennifer Carpenter had previously been attached to play the female lead when Peter Sarsgaard and Timothy Olyphant were involved with the project.
Caliber Media partners Dallas Sonnier and Jack Heller will produce, having arranged the majority of the financing through a deal with The Fyzz Facility’s Wayne Marc Godfrey, Robert Jones and David Gilbery, who will serve as executive producers.
CAA and UTA are representing domestic rights, with Celluloid Dreams handling foreign sales.
Simmons is represented by ICM, manager Kate Linden, and attorney Stuart Rosenthal. Arquette is represented by APA. Haig is represented by Amsel, Eisenstadt, Frazier & Hinojosa. Morris is repped by The Gersh Agency, Mosaic Media, and attorneys Jason Sloane and A.J. Brandenstein. Jonigkeit is represented by UTA and attorney James Adams.