Regé-Jean Page and Glen Powell Go West in Series Inspired by Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid

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Regé-Jean Page and Glen Powell

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George Roy Hill’s 1969 classic Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid is reportedly about to get a modern twist from the Russo brothers.

Regé-Jean Page and Glen Powell are leading a revamped version of the beloved western, this time in the form of a series on Amazon.

News of the show was first shared by The Hollywood Reporter.

titled Butch and Sundancethe drama will be written by Kaz and Ryan Firpo – known for recent work on Marvel’s Eternals — and see the executive production of produced by AGBO, the company of Avengers: Endgame directors Joe and Anthony Russo.

Butch Cassidy – a role that once belonged to the iconic Paul Newman – will be taken by Page, while Powell will take on Robert Redford’s former character, the Sundance Kid. Both actors will act as executive producers.

The show is seen as kicking off a larger franchise with a variety of spin-offs, according to the outlet. Everything will reportedly take place in an alternate United States, similar to the one in America pictured on Amazon’s Man in the High Castle (or even Apple’s For all mankind).

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AGBO celebrated the news on Thursday and shared a photo of the Butch and Sundance team that included Page and Powell. “It’s just the beginning‘, the Russo brothers later shared in their own tweet.

Even with no director revealed and the project still in its early stages, there is a lot of buzz around the project. The series sparked a bidding situation with streamers, Amazon beating Disney+ and Peacock for rights, THR reported.

Last year, Page saw his breakthrough role in Netflix’s fan-loved Bridgerton and most recently has worked on a Dungeons and Dragons movie.

Powell has credits in movies like The Dark Knight Rises, Hidden Figures and on TV in scream queen. He was one of the main protagonists in the 2022 box office smash Top Gun: Maverick.

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Rege-Jean Page attends the UK premiere of "Last Night In Soho"  at the 65th London Film Festival at The Royal Festival Hall on October 9, 2021 in London, England.

Rege-Jean Page attends the UK premiere of “Last Night In Soho” during the 65th London Film Festival at The Royal Festival Hall on October 9, 2021 in London, England.

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In August, Powell opened up to PEOPLE about the Top Gun sequel, which at the time had made more than $1.4 billion worldwide at the box office. As he explained, as a fan of the first film, he was “very grateful” for the opportunity to rise. Because, after all, he learned from some of the “greats,” like co-star Tom Cruise.

“I’ve just been thankful [for] how Tom has been so involved in my career and how he checks in to make sure the change of my life is going well and to see what I’m working on right now and if I need help with it,” Powell said. a special friend. I’m just so thankful that he’s so cool, if not cooler, than you’d hope he would be.”

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Glen Powell attends the Korea red carpet for Top Gun: Maverick

Glen Powell attends the Korea red carpet for Top Gun: Maverick

As for the chance of a third Top Gun film hitting the cinema, Powell explained that it’s not in his power to make it happen, but there’s a chance he’d try again.

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“There have certainly been conversations [but] it’s above my paycheck,” Powell said. “It’s really up to Tom. It’s up to Jerry. It’s up to all the powers out there, but if they call me back to Miramar, I’ll be there.”

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Whatever happens, Independent thinking person seems to have ignited a new passion for Powell: flying airplanes.

“I flew a few days ago,” he told PEOPLE earlier this year. “I want to try to make it more of my daily routine. Being around pilots makes you addicted to the lifestyle. They can fly anywhere and anytime. It’s such a great way of life; I love I’m trying to use that driver’s license to go to Palm Springs, Napa, Santa Barbara for lunch, I’m just trying to have as much adventure in my life as I can. Tom gave me stunt driving lessons after I got my pilot’s license – so maybe car racing is next.”

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