AceShowbiz - Lionsgate Films has released the first trailer for "The Kid (2019)", a new take on the real life story of the legendary outlaw Billy the Kid. Marking the feature film directorial debut of actor Vincent D'Onofrio, the movie recounts the encounter of Billy (Dane DeHaan) and Sheriff Pat Garrett (Ethan Hawke) from the point of view of a young boy, Rio (Jake Schur).
The trailer sees Billy taking Rio under his wings as he and his sister try to hide from his evil uncle Grant Cutler (Chris Pratt). In the meantime, Billy is being hunted by the new sheriff in town. When Pat finally catches Billy, they both find themselves fighting against the same guy, Grant, to protect Rio, though in their different ways.
According to the official synopsis, in this thrilling Western, a young boy, Rio, is forced to go on the run across the American Southwest in a desperate attempt to save his sister (Leila George) from his villainous uncle. Along the way, he encounters Sheriff Pat Garrett, on the hunt for the infamous outlaw Billy the Kid.
Rio finds himself increasingly entwined in the lives of these two legendary figures as the cat and mouse game of Billy the Kid's final year of life plays out. Ultimately Rio is forced to choose which type of man he is going to become, the outlaw or the man of valor, and will use this self-realization in a final act to save his family.
On the heels of the trailer release, Pratt raved about the movie on Twitter. "We had so much fun shooting this bad ass western called The Kid directed by @vincentdonofrio I'm so proud to be part of this movie where I play a real sick SOB," he wrote. "Watch it to see me, Vince, Ethan and a few other players from Mag7. Don't miss it in theatres March 8th!!"
We had so much fun shooting this bad ass western called The Kid directed by @vincentdonofrio I’m so proud to be part of this movie where I play a real— chris pratt (@prattprattpratt) February 21, 2019
sick SOB. Watch it to see me, Vince, Ethan and a few other players from Mag7. Don’t miss it in theatres March 8th!! https://t.co/c3krellsft
Written by Andrew Lanham based on a story from D'Onofrio and Lanham, the biographical western action drama film is set to be unleashed in U.S. theaters on March 8.