'The Kid': Release date, plot, cast and everything you need to know about this Ethan Hawke, Chris Pratt western

'The Kid', starring Ethan Hawke, Dane DeHaan and Chris Pratt is slated to release March 8. The film is a coming-of-age western action thriller on the infamous outlaw Billy The Kid


                            'The Kid': Release date, plot, cast and everything you need to know about this Ethan Hawke, Chris Pratt western

'The Kid' is a film about a young boy Rio, who is on the run across the southwestern United States to save his sister Sarah. She is kidnapped by his evil uncle, Grant Cutler (Chris Pratt) for ransom. Rio along the way encounters sheriff, Pat Garrett (Ethan Hawke), who is on the hunt for the notorious outlaw Billy The Kid (Dane DeHaan). While attempting to save his sister, Rio will also meet Billy The Kid and in the trailer, we see how the two of them are introduced to each other.

Rio tells Billy, "I have read about you in the papers" and goes on to narrate his story. "My father has beaten my mother to death." Rio, who is on the run from his uncle Grant, and is also trying to rescue his sister Sarah, is saved by Billy The Kid. However, all of it changes when the sheriff sniffs out Billy's location and appears to take him down. Rio is caught in the crossfire, and he has to make a decision. Will he side with the outlaw who saved him, or with the officials who didn't help him find his sister. 

Billy The Kid is played by Dane DeHaan in the upcoming film The Kid. (Source: YouTube)
Billy The Kid is played by Dane DeHaan in the upcoming film The Kid. (Source: YouTube)

Rio learns of the horrors of Billy's past and how he has ruined the families in town with his crimes. He also needs to make a quick decision to avoid getting in the middle of a southern gunfight, especially, when the sheriff is ready to square with Billy any moment. But, how will he save himself and his sister from the clutches of his evil uncle? 

Chris Pratt will play the role of evil uncle Grant Cutler in 'The Kid'. (Source: YouTube)
Chris Pratt will play the role of evil uncle Grant Cutler in 'The Kid'. (Source: YouTube)

Chris Pratt, most famous for playing the Star-Lord in 'Guardians of the Galaxy' series and 'Avengers: Infinity', has tried to look the part. He is unrecognizable as the villain, with a full beard, cowboy hat and the hunting rifle on his side.

There is a lot of violence in the movie where guns are aimed at the drop of a hat and men punch each other to glory. A scene also features Billy, in handcuffs holding a gun, saying, "What do you think I will do if you hurt a hair on his head!" This, while Grant is holding his nephew as a shield, with a gun to his head. The sheriff, of course, tries to calm everybody down... but someone will get shot. We see Rio get on horseback and leave, he turns around and we see a man shot to death on the ground. 

A still of Jake Schur as Rio in the film The Kid. (Source: YouTube)
A still of Jake Schur as Rio in the film The Kid. (Source: YouTube)

Does that indicate whose side the kid is on? This we must wait and see when the film is released. Produced by Suretone Pictures and directed by Vincent D'Onofrio, the film is slated to release March 8.