It’s been a little while since we last said anything about this; it’s titled They Die By Dawn, a western featuring black cowboys, conceived and directed by Jeymes Samuel of The Bullitts (a collaborative group of artists – both music and film – headed by Samuel).
The all-star cast includes some fan favorites: Jesse Williams, Michael K. Williams, Isaiah Washington, Bokeem Woodbine, Clifton Powell, Rosario Dawson, Giancarlo Esposito, Erykah Badu, and others.
But it’s not a feature film unfortunately; it’s a short; however, I wouldn’t count out the potential for a feature adaptation, especially if response to the short is strong. And based on the below trailer, I’m definitely anxious to check this out in full.
The 30-minute film is reportedly based on a series of real-life stories.
Here’s the synop:
Four outlaws with a bounty on each head, set a date for a shootout in Langston, Oklahoma. The last man takes the collective bounty. Violence and mayhem ensue.
Last we wrote about it, in May, the film was shooting in Melody Ranch, Los Angeles, and Rosario Dawson tweeted the pictures above and below of some of the cast members in costume, on set.
Now the film’s first trailer has surfaced, and courtesy of our friends at Twitch, it’s embedded immediately below: