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October 25 2009

Summer Glau cast in a Western. The Legend of Hell's Gate: An American Conspiracy is currently filming in Summer's home state of Texas. The film follows three outlaws on the run. Summer plays Maggie Moon, a member of a family who cross paths with the outlaws.

Other castmembers include Henry Thomas(ET), Eric Balfour(Buffy, 24), Glen Morshower(24) and Kevin Alejandro(Drive).

I've always wanted to see her in a Western. I hope it's good.
Looks like she's finally getting the chance to fulfill one of her original career goals.
Hmmm. This looks interesting but no one associated with this (writer/director, production companies) have ever had anything released in theaters or on TV. Don't expect to see this in a theater or on TV anytime soon.
Given how - especially in this business - work tends to beget more work, I see every little-known project that appears with her name connected to it as another step towards her securing something truly significant.

[ edited by brinderwalt on 2009-10-25 03:36 ]
I'm glad Summer is getting paid and working. I love seeing Summer work. I just don't expect this to be very high quality or actually ever be seen. Maybe straight to DVD in a couple years. Maybe not. I hope her check cashes.
I just don't expect this to be very high quality or actually ever be seen. Maybe straight to DVD in a couple years. Maybe not. I hope her check cashes.

Sounds like you need a hug. *quickly hugs TamaraC then runs away*
Only in the movies could Granbury double for Dallas. Sorry, local tie in there. :)
I love hugs, Succatash! And I am having a most excellent day, but thanks anyway. :)
I've always wanted to see her in a Western.

Don't Firefly and Serenity count as westerns?
Only in the movies could Granbury double for Dallas. Sorry, local tie in there. :)

Well, it is supposed to be the 1870s. I don't think current day Dallas would be a very good standin for 1870s Dallas.
Heck, she has a cool character name, Maggie Moon. Hope she gets to shoot a rifle
It's Summer, it's a western = i'll probably watch it if it ever sees the light of day.

Jesus, I watched 'Mammoth' after all...
There are plenty of movies that show in theatres that aren't made by big name companies - why would you want to attack something before it's even made? *Sigh*

Independents don't always get major releases but you know what? Some of them end up doing really well. Why not give this one a chance?
Do they know they named her after an ice cream store? We have a Maggie Moon's here in town.
Glenn Morshower also appeared in the seventh season of Buffy.
At least they didn't name her Maggie Moo. That's a brand of cheese. ;)

Independent film has been very kind to our BDHs. Remember Waitress, and keep your fingers crossed for that kind of success.

ETA: She'll finally get to make some use of her native Texan accent. That should be fun.... Summer with a Texas drawl.

[ edited by TDBrown on 2009-10-25 14:47 ]
Don't Firefly and Serenity count as westerns?

Well, Summer's role wasn't one you typically find in a Western. :) I'd like to see her playing a woman surviving out on the frontier...without the enhanced fighting skills. Although she could be a sharpshooter.
As a fan of the Western genre and of Summer l am anxious to see how this plays out.
Beth, I didn't "attack" anything.

I looked up all the companies and the writer/director associated with this project and saw that they have no track record of success with TV or feature movies. I hope the project is a wild success and everyone involved makes a gazillion dollars while having the creative time of their life, however, it's a longshot. Looking at a business that is filled with luck of the draw and way more total failures than successes calmly and rationally is not an attack on anything.
Beth, I didn't "attack" anything.

I looked up all the companies and the writer/director associated with this project and saw that they have no track record of success with TV or feature movies.

Equating lack of success to failure when the real issue could just as easily be simply lack of experience/opportunity does come across as being a little harsh in my mind.
At least she's getting work. It is nice that the Western is being filmed right here in the good old U S of A!
Never said it was going to be a failure, brinderwalt. Just making the point that this doesn't have a lot of money or experience behind it and therefore it's chances of broad release is limited. Chances/Luck/Longshot are words that I have used. Do we have to be unapologetic diehard sycophants to be seen as anything other than attacking here? That hasn't been my experience. At all.

As always, I wish Summer and this project all the luck and success in the world. I also can see they have a HUGE uphill battle.
Never said it was going to be a failure, brinderwalt.[...]

Your original comment in this thread was phrased in such a way that it sounded like you were responding to someone over-hyping the probable scale of this project. Unfortunately - since there weren't any preceding comments to that effect - yours came across as being a bit harsh. That's all.
Or you mean, you decided to interpret it that way. Not at all my intention. Wish the project lots of luck, still don't expect to ever see it.
Can we please get back to talking about the project?

It isn't clear to me from the description here how big of a part Summer's character is. I don't see much other information from a little Googling although apparently there was a print article in a Western magazine about this back in June.
There's a Western magazine ? How the hell do they fill it ?

(i'm thinking a lot of 'The Searchers: A retrospective' articles ;)

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