Neil Young will star in an all-new Western film, titled Paradox.
Set to premiere at this year’s SXSW Film Festival, the film will also star Willie Nelson. It will feature music from Neil Young as well as Promise of the Real, who’s members include Nelson’s sons Lukas and Micah. Lukas and Micah will also be appearing in the film.
According to a description on the SXSW Film Festival website, Paradox is a “far-fetched, whimsical western tale of music and love. Somewhere in the future past, The Man in the Black Hat hides out between heists at an old stagecoach stop with Jail Time, the Particle Kid, and an odd band of outlaws.” It continues, “Mining the detritus of past civilizations, they wait… for the Silver Eagle, for the womenfolk, and for the full moon’s magic to give rise to the music and make the spirits fly.”
The full cast is listed as: Neil Young, Lukas Nelson, Micah Nelson, Corey McCormick, Anthony LoGerfo, Tato Melgar, Willie Nelson, Charris Ford and Dulcie Clarkson Ford. The SXSW Film Festival kicks off on March 9.
In December, Young shared his musical archive, spanning over 50 years, for free online.
The musician’s official website gave fans access to his solo catalogue, as well as works by Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, and Buffalo Springfield.
Young announced the launch of the archive in a letter, in which he wrote: “We developed [the archive] to provide fans and historians with unprecedented access to all of my music and my entire archive in one convenient location.”
The archive also contains previously unreleased material that Young says he “did not release at the time for one reason or another”, noting that “many of the songs subsequently appeared on other albums as the years flew past.”