Magazine article Screen International

Jeremy Renner to Play Gunfighter Doc Holliday

Magazine article Screen International

Jeremy Renner to Play Gunfighter Doc Holliday

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PalmStar Media options rights to novels Doc, Epitaph: A Novel of the O.K. Corral.

Jeremy Renner will star as the legendary gunfighter Doc Holliday for PalmStar Media.

Kevin Frakes, PalmStar Media CEO, announced the casting on Monday after he optioned rights to Mary Doria Russell novels Doc and Epitaph: A Novel of the O.K. Corral.

Frakes will produce alongside Renner and Don Handfield's The Combine.

Russell's novels chronicle the life of the gunslinger who lived in the second half of the 19th century and went from being a gentleman dentist in Reconstruction-era Atlanta to standing shoulder-to-shoulder with Wyatt Earp in the gunfight at the O.K. Corral.

"We are excited to re-introduce this classic American character to a whole new audience by chronicling Doc Holliday's incredible transformation from average Joe dentist to a man who Wyatt Earp called the 'nerviest, speediest, deadliest man with a six-gun [he] ever knew,'" Renner and Handfield said in a joint statement. …

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