Now 'Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid' is being REMADE! 'Bridgerton' actor Regé-Jean Page to star in TV reboot
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: Remember Regé-Jean Page aka the Duke of Hastings who charmed the world in the first season of the Netflix show, 'Bridgerton' but sadly never returned to the sets of the stellar show? It won't be the case with Prime's upcoming show apparently. Stunned? Must be! As per reports, the 'Bridgerton' actor, Regé-Jean Page stars in a television reboot of the classic western 'Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid'. Thinking what is it? Don't worry we got you!
According to Mirror, the MCU film directors the Russo brothers are on board for the classic Western, said to be set in an “alternative America,” with the script being penned by Marvel 'The Eternal' writers Kaz and Ryan Firpo. The Amazon show is called 'Butch and Sundance' and is said to have been planned as part of a larger franchise that could spawn a variety of spinoffs. However, that's not it. 'Top Gun Maverick' actor Glen Powell is taking on Robert Redford’s former character of the Sundance Kid.
Both actors will also serve as executive producers, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The OG film, 'Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid' is a 1969 Western film directed by George Roy Hill and written by William Goldman. Based loosely on facts, the film tells the story of Wild West outlaws Robert LeRoy Parker, known as Butch Cassidy (Paul Newman), and his partner Harry Longabaugh, the "Sundance Kid" (Robert Redford), who are on the run from a crack US posse after a string of train robberies. The pair and Sundance's lover, Etta Place (Katharine Ross), flee to Bolivia to escape the posse. In 2003, the film was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant." Only time will tell if the new series will be able to match up to the existing film.
However, for all Bridgerton fans, we have some bad news! According to Mirror, at the premiere of 'The Gray Man' in July, the actor said he had no plans to ever return to 'Bridgerton' as the Duke of Hastings, who lead the cast in the premiere series of the phenomenal historical romantic show.
He said, “They’re free to do as they like. Shonda and I had a wonderful conversation at the end of season one. We were quite happy with how we’d stuck the landing on that one.” The Duke of Hastings was married to Pheobe Dynevor’s Daphne Bridgerton character on the show which fans had found "extremely cute".
However, the third series is expected to launch on Netflix next year.