Daniel Craig is now confirmed to be starring in Cowboys and Aliens.
According to Deadline, the James Bond star finalized the deal to appear in the new DreamWorks project. He will play the lead role of Zeke Johnson after fellow actor Robert Downey Jr. recenty dropped out in order to concentrate on the Sherlock Holmes sequel.
The project, which is based off of a 2006 graphic novel, focuses on a group of Apache Indians and Western settlers who set aside their differences when an alien spaceship crash-lands in their city.
As earlier reported on CommanderBond.net, Cowboys and Aliens is directed by Iron Man‘s Jon Favreau and is scripted by Roberto Orci, Alex Kurtzman and Damon Lindelof.
The film is reportedly aiming for a summer 2011 release date, which may interfere with Craig’s schedule for his third go as James Bond in Bond 23, depending on how the MGM situation plays out.
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