The Old West in history is a hostile territory that leaves residents defending themselves from any unknown dangers. In Old Henry, a farmer and son must defend their homestead from a mysterious group of men after a stranger wandered onto their property.
The film stars Tim Blake Nelson (O Brother, Where Art Thou, The Ballard of Buster Scruggs), Scott Haze (Jurassic World: Dominion, Venom0, Gavin Lewis (Little Fires Everywhere, NCIS: Los Angeles), Trace Adkins (Deep Water Horizon, The Lincoln Lawyer), and Stephen Dorff (Blade, Immortals). Potsy Ponciroli directed and wrote the western.
Here’s the synopsis:
Old Henry is an action-Western about a widowed farmer and his son who warily take in a mysterious injured man with a satchel of cash. When a posse of men claiming to be the law come for the money, the farmer must decide whom to trust. Defending against a siege of his homestead, he reveals a talent for gunslinging that surprises everyone, calling his true identity into question.
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LRM Online’s Gig Patta talked with actor Tim Blake Nelson and director Potsy Ponciroli on the western and Nelson’s role.
Tim Blake Nelson’s most notable roles included Delmar O’Donnell in O Brother, Where Art Thou?, Dr. Penadski in Holes, Daniel “Danny” Dalton Jr. in Syriana, Dr. Samuel Sterns in The Incredible Hulk, Richard Schell in Lincoln, Buster Scruggs in The Ballad of Buster Scruggs, and Wade Tillman/Looking Glass in the HBO series Watchmen. He was nominated for the Critics’ Choice Television Award for his role in Watchmen.
Potsy Ponciroli directed several episodes of the television series Still the King, and the film Super Zeroes. Also, he executive produced Jay and Silent Bob Reboot.
Old Henry is in theaters on Friday, October 1.
Watch the exclusive interview with actor Tim Blake Nelson and director Potsy Ponciroli below. Let us know what you think of it.