Cowboys & Aliens director John Favreau put an end to rumors suggesting Harrison Ford had landed a role in the upcoming sci-fi film.
“Please stop asking if Harrison Ford is in Cowboys & Aliens. Okay?”, the Iron Man 2 director tweeted about Ford being cast. “He is. Please don’t tell anybody.”
Harrison joins Daniel Craig (James Bond) and Olivia Wilde (Tron Legacy, House) in the film based on a 2006 graphic novel. In the story, aliens land on earth in the 1800s and Ford is one of many cowboys and Indians who battle them.
The script is co-written by Lost executive producer/writer Damon Lindelof and Mark Fergus (Iron Man, Children of Men). It is expected to begin shooting this summer with a 2011 release.