Lionsgate has released the first official trailer for The Kid.

The Kid is a new Western based around the story of Billy the Kid and stars Ethan Hawke and Chris Pratt. The movie is directed by Vincent D’Onofrio.

*Pauses for a moment and scratches head*

Hang on it a minute – didn’t these guys all appear in the recent remake of the Magnificent 7?!

Yep, they did indeed!

And now they’re reuniting for another Western.

Before I get to the trailer, here’s the official synopsis for The Kid, courtesy of Lionsgate:

“In this thrilling Western, a young boy, Rio (Jake Schur), is forced to go on the run across the American Southwest in a desperate attempt to save his sister (Leila George) from his villainous uncle (Chris Pratt). Along the way, he encounters Sheriff Pat Garrett (Ethan Hawke), on the hunt for the infamous outlaw Billy the Kid (Dane DeHaan). Rio finds himself increasingly entwined in the lives of these two legendary figures as the cat and mouse game of Billy the Kid’s final year of life plays out. Ultimately Rio is forced to choose which type of man he is going to become, the outlaw or the man of valor, and will use this self-realization in a final act to save his family.”

OK, that’s the synopsis – here’s the trailer…


Usually not much of a Western fan, but with Hawke and Pratt in the cast this is now on my radar (at least for now).