Is Bill Pullman one of the hardest working guys in Hollywood? The veteran actor certainly has a lot on his plate these days including a starring role in the new Western, The Ballad of Lefty Brown.
The Action-Packed Flick The Ballad of Lefty Brown can currently be seen exclusively on DIRECTV CINEMA® before it arrives in theatres on December 15.
Bill Pullman made his film debut in 1986’s Ruthless People and has since gone on to star in such films as Independence Day, Spaceballs, The Accidental Tourist, While You Were Sleeping and Lost Highway. Pullman currently co-stars in the movies LBJ and Battle of the Sexes.
He has two new films in the works, Backseat (alongside Christian Bale) and The Equalizer 2 with Denzel Washington. Pullman has also appeared regularly on television, including the starring role in the one-season show 1600 Penn. Most recently, he starred in the limited series murder-mystery, The Sinner.
In The Ballad of Lefty Brown, Pullman portrays the title character, who witnesses the murder of his longtime partner — the newly-elected Senator Edward Johnson (Peter Fonda). Lefty strikes out to find the killers and avenge his friend's gruesome death. Tracking the outlaws across the vast and desolate Montana plains, Lefty recruits a young gunslinger, Jeremiah (Diego Josef), and an old friend, a hard-drinking U.S. Marshall (Tommy Flanagan), to help deliver the men to justice.
After a gunfight with the outlaws leaves Jeremiah wounded, Lefty returns home with the names of Johnson's killers only to find that he is being accused of his friend's murder. With the tables turned, and with his friend in the governor's mansion (Jim Caviezel) refusing to help, Lefty must evade the law and prove his innocence by exposing the powerful men ultimately responsible for Johnson's death. A thrilling and action-packed Western, The Ballad of Lefty Brown is a story about loyalty, friendship, and the relentless pursuit of justice. Jim Caviezel and Kathy Baker also star.
I spoke with the always friendly Bill Pullman via satellite from Los Angeles where we discussed his cowboy roots, his love for settling in Montana, working alongside Christian Bale in his upcoming film Backseat where he plays Nelson Rockefeller and MUCH more!
The Ballad of Lefty Brown is now playing on DIRECT TV and will be in theatres on December 15th