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BRIDGERTON (L to R) REG�-JEAN PAGE as SIMON BASSET in episode 108 of BRIDGERTON Cr. LIAM DANIEL/NETFLIX � 2020
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Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid casts ‘Bridgerton’s Regé-Jean Page

With ‘Top Gun: Maverick’s Glen Powell as our new Redford and Newman

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Buckle up, it’s time to venture back to the Wild Wild West.

Amazon is producing a series based on real-life outlaws Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, with some major talent attached for the lead roles.

Bridgerton hunk Regé-Jean Page will take on the role of Cassidy while Top Gun: Maverick star Glen Powell will appear as the Sundance Kid.

Variety reports that the untitled series will be executive produced by the Russo Brothers, who previously worked with Page on Netflix thriller, The Gray Man. The script will come from Kaz and Ryan Firpo, who recently co-wrote Marvel superhero epic Eternals.

Exact plot details for the Amazon series are being kept under wraps for now, but it’s likely to follow the lives of Robert ‘Butch Cassidy’ Parker – the character played by Paul Newman in the classic 1969 western – and his partner-in-crime Harry ‘Sundance Kid’ Longabaugh (aka Robert Redford).

As members of the Wild Bunch clan, the two outlaws performed the longest string of train and bank robberies in American history, before fleeing to South America.

There’s a potential spoiler warning here, but while the outlaws were believed to have been killed in a shootout with the Bolivian Army in November 1908, the exact circumstances around their fate continues to be disputed leading to several conspiracy theories.

Since their life of crime came to an end, the pair have been immortalised in movies and television, most notably with that 1969 western Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, starring Newman and Redford.

Further casting and information on the release date is expected in the coming months.

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