Shout! Studios, the multi-platform entertainment production arm of Shout! Factory, and Hideout Pictures announced today that acclaimed actor Tim Blake Nelson (The Ballad of Buster Scruggs, Watchmen, O Brother, Where Art Thou?) has signed on to star in OLD HENRY, an action western about a widowed farmer and his son who warily take in a mysterious, injured man with a satchel of cash.
A production of Shout! Studios and Hideout Pictures, filmmaker Potsy Ponciroli (Still the King, Howard’s Mill) is directing OLD HENRY from a screenplay he has written. Shannon Houchins and Mike Hagerty serve as producers. Executive producers are Garson Foos, Bob Emmer, Jordan Fields, Alex Siskin, and Trevor O’Neil.
Tim Blake Nelson is a prolific actor, writer, director, and producer who has appeared in a wide variety of films such as Lincoln, Holes, The Incredible Hulk, Meet the Fockers, Minority Report, and O Brother Where Art Thou? In 2018, Nelson starred as the title character in Netflix’s The Ballad of Buster Scruggs, written and directed by the Coen Brothers. In the film, Nelson performs “When a Cowboy Trades His Spurs for Wings,” which received an Oscar® nomination for Best Original Song. Nelson also won a Grammy Award for his performance of “In the Jailhouse Now” on the O Brother, Where Art Thou soundtrack album, which was awarded Album of the Year.
Most recently, Nelson starred in Just Mercy, The Report, Angel Has Fallen, and HBO’s Watchmen, based on the iconic graphic novel by Alan Moore. Nelson’s role in Watchmen as “Looking Glass” brought much acclaim and he was nominated for a Critic’s Choice award. In 2019, Nelson’s play Socrates premiered at The Public Theater in New York City. Other playwriting credits include The Grey Zone and Eye of God, both of which Nelson adapted and directed for the screen. Nelson will next be seen in Guillermo del Toro’s Nightmare Alley which Fox Searchlight will release in 2021.