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Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Henry Reportedly Circling Role In "The Virginian"

The Tracking Board is reporting that Henry is among the actors interested in starring in "The Virginian:"

Though it’s only been on the market for a mere few days, Michael Russell Gunn’s revolutionary spec is red hot and garnering attention from some A-list talent. Sources exclusive to The Tracking Board report that CAA is working to package the script with a star and is making motions to lock down territories. Our sources confirm that Michael Fassbender, Henry Cavill and Charlie Hunnam are the stars circling the historical action/drama.

Pitched in the tone of Braveheart and The Patriot, the story follows the life of George Washington, a complicated man who would rise to become the first President of the United States.

The Virginian is already into a handful of territories, including Fox, Universal, Paramount, Sony, and Warner Bros. Paradigm’s David Boxerbaum and Adrian Garcia took this one out, along with Principato-Young Entertainment’s David Gardner. The script is Gunn’s first spec, though he recently worked as an executive story editor and writer on ABC’s mystery drama series The Whispers.

It’s no wonder that some of Hollywood’s top leading men are swarming, as the script’s all the buzz around town and is a guaranteed awards contender. Presidents are always surefire Oscar bait, as recently proved by Daniel Day Lewis’s win with Lincoln. This rugged portrayal of the founding father is already attracting studio interest, but will immediately be set up and launched into priority development following an attachment (..)

Cavill is an inspired choice, having burst onto the scene playing Theseus in Immortals, and a little known character called Superman in Warner Bros.’ Man of Steel. Most recently appearing in Guy Ritchie’s spy drama The Man from U.N.C.L.E., Cavill is next starring opposite Ben Affleck for Warner’s heavily-anticipated Man of Steel-follow-up, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Oh, and he’ll also be back for a slew of sequels and spinoffs, including a Justice League film. He’s repped by CAA and United Agents.

Sounds really exciting! - Read the rest at The Tracking Board and look for more details as we get them.


  1. Henry as the Father of my country?!

    God Bless America!

  2. Amen. Henry could play George Washington...with no problem...
    He has the right look...but it's the Spirit that is Key. He has It. He's a good man.
    This is a Live Report straight from Washington... :D

  3. Hoping Henry gets this part! He would be excellent as GW! He's Leading Man Material! Why not be the Leading Man of our Great Country!!!

  4. Love to see Henry back in historical drama!

  5. Wow! Playing GW would be an incredible addition to Henry's acting repertoire. There's so much that the founding father left behind that could be drawn on for inspiration including his home Mount Vernon, Grits Mill and all!!! Best of luck Henry in obtaining this role.

    BTW, there is a wonderful short film produced by the Ford Motor company which depicts GW Valley Forge days...check it out

  6. 1) For those of you who, like me, were wondering what the heck a spec is ;).... I looked it up and it is *basically* short for a 'speculative script'.

    2) I am assuming it is only a script and not based on any book because I couldn't find any reference in particular to the like. When I first Googled "The Virginian" I pulled up a western TV series. The mere thought of Henry playing a cowboy... well, I got giddy lol. However, I'll take first President of the United States as well. I'm excited at the possibility for Henry!! :)

  7. Thanks Jen...I agree...He can play Washington in "The Virginian".... and cowboy John Wayne in "Another Virginian" or The Virginian II"...I could totally see him playing both. I hope he gets the Washington role...that'd be awesome.

    My great grandfather worked for Henry Ford...so I might have to check that film out, LL. Thanks...
    SuperSoloVirginianHenry...<3 <3 <3 U :D

  8. He did so well in the Tudors, it would be neat to see him back in a period piece. I'm also so cheesed off about those rumors that his screen time is getting cut in Batman v. Superman. Do we really need more Batman? Yes, he's dark and tortured, we get it! I have never understood why people find Superman uninteresting. There are so many implications of his powers and secret identity to explore. Plus the powers! Batman is overrated, in my opinion. And Christian Bale kind of just nailed that whole thing like yesterday--why re-do it so soon? And with Ben Affleck...

  9. I totally agree. I can only take so much of the dark and tortured characters. I like Ben Affleck but Batman movies have been relatively recently made.

  10. I want more Superman not Batman. I totally agree with previous posts. Think I'll go out and buy myself
    a Superman shirt and wear it with pride...even if I'm not a teenager....lol


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