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Bridgerton actor Rege-Jean Page stars in TV remake of 1969 hit Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid

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The Amazon show is called “Butch and Sundance” and is said to have been planned as part of a larger franchise that could spawn a variety of spin-offs

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: Remember Regé-Jean Page aka Duke of Hastings, who enchanted the world on the first season of Netflix show Bridgerton but sadly never returned to the sets of the stellar show? Apparently that won’t be the case with Prime’s upcoming show. drugged? Must be! ‘Bridgerton’ actor Regé-Jean Page is reported to be starring in a televised reboot of the classic western ‘Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid’. Think what is this? Don’t worry, we’ve got you!

According to the Mirror, the MCU film directors, the Russo brothers, are on board the classic western, set to be set in an “alternate America,” with the script being written by Marvel “The Eternal” writers Kaz and Ryan Firpo. The Amazon show is called “Butch and Sundance” and is said to have been planned as part of a larger franchise that could spawn a variety of spin-offs. However, it is not. Top Gun Maverick actor Glen Powell takes on Robert Redford’s former Sundance Kid character.

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Both actors will also serve as executive producers, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid is a 1969 western directed by George Roy Hill and written by William Goldman. The film is freely based on fact and tells the story of Wild West outlaw Robert LeRoy Parker, known as Butch Cassidy (Paul Newman), and his partner Harry Longabaugh, the “Sundance Kid” (Robert Redford), who are on the run from one Crack the US troops after a series of train robberies. The couple and Sundance’s lover Etta Place (Katharine Ross) flee to Bolivia to escape the group. In 2003, the film was selected by the Library of Congress for preservation in the United States National Film Registry as being “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant.” Only time will tell if the new series can live up to the existing film.

For all Bridgerton fans, however, we have bad news! According to the Mirror, at the premiere of The Gray Man in July, the actor said he had no plans ever to return to Bridgerton as the Duke of Hastings, who leads the cast in the premiere series of the phenomenal historical romance show.

He said: “They can do what they want. Shonda and I had a wonderful conversation at the end of season one. We were pretty happy with how we stabbed the landing on this one.” The Duke of Hastings was married to Pheobe Dynevor’s Daphne Bridgerton character on the show, who fans found “extremely cute”.

However, the third season is scheduled to launch on Netflix next year.

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