Taylor Sheridan Says Harrison Ford Called The Script Perfect – GameSpot

There are plenty of items you are sure to find on a Taylor Sheridan movie or TV series, and one of them is a great cast. The Oscar-winning director and screenwriter has created stories that have attracted Hollywood stars like Jeff Bridges, Jeremy Renner, Emily Bluntand even Sylvester Stallone. That’s why it was no surprise that Sheridan was successful in getting movie legends Harrison Ford and Helen Mirren play in the Yellowstone prequel and spin-off series 1923. In an interview at Deadlinehowever, Sheridan revealed that getting them on board was easier than he imagined.

In the interview, Sheridan revealed that having the attention of the star wars and IndianaJones star was as simple as inviting him to spend a few hours on a ranch. However, the filmmaker and showrunner points out that he had to hold on to get Ford and Mirren to agree to participate in 1923 even before there was a script. This happened because Sheridan states that he needs to know for whom he is writing:

“He flew away. I said, ‘We’re going to do this thing together.’ He says, ‘Can I read a script?’ I said, ‘You can when it’s written, but it’s not written yet and you have to commit to it now. I need to know who I’m writing for. I’m done wondering who I’m writing for, and I have to try and chase the person I had in mind and I can’t get them because they’re doing a fucking Netflix show. I don’t do that shit anymore. So, are you going to do it or are you going to watch Chris Cooper do the next big thing? What do you want to do?’ I poured him about two bottles of wine. He said yes. I got him on the plane as fast as I could, closed the deal, and said, send me the next one. Then come Helen, and the same thing. Have a glass of wine. [Then] I sent them the script and he called me and he was like, ‘This is fucking perfect. When do we start?’”

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Harrison Ford previously revealed to Deadline how thrilled he was 1923

In an interview with Deadline, Ford commented on accepting his first starring role in a TV series with 1923. He pointed out what all of us TV fans have realized: the lines between feature films and TV series are now more blurred than ever:

“We used to think that maybe TV had less ambition than feature films. This is no longer the case at all. It’s one of the most ambitious ventures I’ve ever undertaken, and I’m so happy with what I’ve seen so far. […] I liked working with very high quality actors and actresses, and we have the technical capacity and the ambition to shoot this film as if it were a feature film. It’s quite beautiful to look at. I am delighted with the whole project.

Ford is right, of course. Not only because you can see the ambition of a massive project like 1923 just by watching the trailer, but also because Sheridan revealed how much it cost to put on season 1 of 1923 together – and the price was as high as that of a blockbuster movie.

1923 takes place between Kevin Costner– led headlight series Yellowstone and prequel series 1883. It follows Jacob (Ford) and Cara (Mirren), ancestors of the Dutton family as they run the Yellowstone Ranch in the face of the challenges of the times, including Prohibition, a pandemic, a historic drought and the looming threat of the great Depression. The cast also includes Jerome Flynn, Sebastian Roche, Darren Man, Michelle Randolph, James Insigne Dale, Marley Shelton, Brian Geraghty, Amina Nieves, Jennifer Ahle, Julia Schlaepfer, Brandon Sklenarand Robert Patrick.

1923 premiered this week on Paramount+. You can watch a trailer for the series below:

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Taylor Sheridan Says Harrison Ford Called The Script Perfect – GameSpot