Harrison Ford to play Wyatt Earp

Indy signs on for 'Black Hats'

Harrison Ford has signed on to play the role of Wyatt Earp in forthcoming movie, Black Hats.

Fresh from roaming the wild, wild west in Cowboys and Aliens, The Hollywood Reporter says Ford will once again don spurs and a sixshooter to play Wyatt Earp as an old man, with the Black Hats tale mixing myth and legend.

The true part of the story will see Earp ending his days as a private detective and movie consultant in Hollywood, while the fictional element finds him saving his old friend, Doc Holliday‘s, son from gangster Al Capone.

The original graphic novel, Black Hats, was written by Max Allan Collins who previously penned Road to Perdition.

No director has been named yet, but the script is being worked on by 300 scribe, Kurt Johnstad, who is currently polishing the Man of Steel screenplay.

Ford will have some tough boots to fill, with the legendary sheriff already portrayed on the big screen by Henry Fonda, Jimmy Stewart, Kevin Costner and Kurt Russell, to name but a few.

Black Hats currently has no release date. Cowboys and Aliens is due for release in the UK on August 17.