‘The Kid’ Trailer: Ethan Hawke is a Lawman Chasing Dane DeHaan’s Famous Outlaw

/Film | 3/8/2019 | Hoai-Tran Bui
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Billy the Kid has long been a source of fascination for Hollywood, getting the silver screen treatment most notably in Sam Peckinpah’s 1973 classic film Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid. Now, the famous Old West outlaw and gunfighter is getting another round on the big screen in actor-turned-director Vincent D’Onofrio‘s The Kid. Dane DeHaan stars as the titular teenage outlaw.

Ethan Hawke is reuniting with his Magnificent Seven co-star Chris Pratt for another gunslinging Western, but this time, they’re on less than magnificent terms. Hawke plays Sheriff Pat Garrett on the hunt for DeHaan’s Billy the Kid, while Pratt is the abusive uncle of a young boy named Rio (newcomer Jake Schur), who finds himself entangled in the conflict between the two legendary figures.

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I’m always here for Hawke in stringy hair and a sheriff’s uniform, pleading to a drunken Chris Pratt about right and wrong, though I’m a little uncertain about DeHaan’s casting as Billy the Kid. DeHaan is talented to be sure, but he’s recently come off the big-budget failure of Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets. However, even if he is not fated to...
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