[Casting Bites] ‘Poker Night’ Gains One, Timothy Olyphant and Kurt Russell For ‘Bone Tomahawk’

JUSTIFIED: Timothy Olyphant as Raylan Givens. CR: Frank Ockenfels III / FX

“Breaking Bad”‘s Giancarlo Esposito has come to the table for Poker Night, reports Deadline. The Emmy nominee will play Detective A.J. Bernard in the indie thriller. Ron Perlman, Titus Welliver, Ron Eldard and Beau Mirchoff co-star in the Greg Francis-directed film, which is in production in Victoria, Canada. “The film tells the tale of a young cop who is being tracked by a serial killer. Only the stories and tall tales he hears at the card game he regularly plays with veterans like Bernard contain the clues to his survival.

The same site also reports that The Crazies and “Justified” star Timothy Olyphant, pictured above, is set to star opposite Kurt Russell, Peter Sarsgaard, Richard Jenkins, and Jennifer Carpenter in Bone Tomahawk. The film is described as a brutally violent horror-Western that will serve as the feature directorial debut of S. Craig Zahler. Production is slated for a spring 2013 start in New Mexico. “In Bone Tomahawk, four men attempt to rescue a group of captives from a band of cannibalistic troglodytes that live beyond the edge of civilization. Olyphant will play John Brooder, an eloquent sharpshooter who moved to the frontier in order to satisfy the dark impulses that lie beneath his polished exterior.