Iron Man 2 star saddles up for Cowboys & Aliens

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Jun 26, 2015, 2:53 PM EDT

When Daniel Craig, Olivia Wilde and Harrison Ford get a hankerin' for hooch in Jon Favreau's next movie, they'll now have a place to get liquored up, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Sam Rockwell, currently starring as arms manufacturer Justin Hammer in Favreau's Iron Man 2, will be reteaming with the director for another comic-book adaptation, DreamWorks' Cowboys & Aliens.

The movie, which begins shooting next month, is based on the Platinum Studios graphic novel about cowboys and Native Americans who battle aliens.

Rockwell has been cast as a bar owner named Doc who joins in the pursuit of the aliens. Favreau and his writers—Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci and Damon Lindelof—reconceived and expanded the role, which initially called for a heavyset man, once they learned that Rockwell was interested in the movie.

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