The Last Rites of Ransom Pride

I’m really pleased with the recent crop of westerns that have hot the big screens as of late – 3:10 To Yuma, Appaloosa, No Country for Old Men – but there’s one in particular I’m looking forward to.

The Last Rites of Ransom Pride, co-written by Texas music legend Ray Wylie Hubbard, is a violent Western (the studio says it’s going to be “Sam Peckinpah meets Quentin Tarantino” ) set in the early 1900s about a woman trying to bring her lover, a murdered outlaw, home to Glory, Texas for burial.

Scott Speedman (Underworld) plays the title character in flashbacks, country music legends Dwight Yoakam and Kris Kristofferson portray villain, W. Earl Brown (Al Swearengen’s right-hand man Dan Dority from HBO’s too-soonly defunct Deadwood), Lizzy Caplan (from HBO’S vampire series True Blood)  and Beverley Hills 90210’s Jason Priestley are all on the roster. The film is in post production and is slated to be out in early 2009.

I’ll be paying $10. for this one.

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24 thoughts on “The Last Rites of Ransom Pride

  1. 1 December, 2008 at 11:09 am

    call me crazy, but i think i have read somewhere that the music/score will feature all kinds of greats as well, including jack ingram and some others…

  2. Baron Lane
    1 December, 2008 at 11:12 am

    Kelly – That’s it, now I’m in for popcorn as well. ;)

  3. Baron Lane
    11 December, 2008 at 8:00 am

    John, Seems I read 2009 somewhere. It might have been wishful thinking. Thanks for stopping by and I can’t wait to see you in the film!

  4. 7 July, 2009 at 12:53 pm

    RAY WYLIE HUBBARD ALSO WROTE AND SINGS THE THEME FOR LAST RITES OF RANSOM PRIDE. HE ALSO WROTE AND SINGS ALL MUSIC FOR RANSON PRIDE. YOU DONT MENTION ANY MUSIC,ANY SONGS FOR THE MOVIE RANSOM PRIDE DUE OUT JANUARY 2010.

  5. deb
    19 July, 2009 at 8:39 pm

    Heather could you say more about the release date? How you know? Did you read this somewhere or hear it from a friend or mind sharing a bit more details about where you came across this info? Would it help if I begged? Cause I am not above begging.

  6. deb
    19 July, 2009 at 8:40 pm

    Ray Wylie my oh my. this is a movie I gotta see. and hear.

  7. Baron Lane
    19 July, 2009 at 8:52 pm
  8. deb
    19 July, 2009 at 8:55 pm

    will there be a premiere? If so where might that be? In what city?

  9. Baron Lane
    15 August, 2009 at 10:39 am

    @ John Boncore – Thanks for the update. Please keep me posted and I’ll get the word out as it moves along. I’m really excited to see this film after seeing the sample treatment (with Gary Busey!) Hubbard showed in Nashville last year.

  10. Lynn
    21 September, 2009 at 4:51 pm

    Can not wait to see this movie. It looks to be an awesome movie loaded with action and wonderful actors. I have been keeping an eye and ear waiting for it to come to out. Please keep us updated.

  11. Baron Lane
    10 October, 2009 at 2:23 pm

    John – Thanks for taking the time to update! Luck with the release.

  12. Lynn
    12 October, 2009 at 6:02 pm

    This is great news! Thanks

  13. 12 October, 2009 at 10:11 pm

    Here is the CORRECT info on the film:
    1) No it hasn’t priemered, the showing in LA last month was just for the cast and crew. It was not an official priemer.

    2) It is NOT short of money so do NOT call anyone on this list if you are interested in investing.

    3) It is now in the process of having a few minor editing changes and tweeking the score and sound tract.

    4) It has been picked up by an agent who is shopping it to distributors

    5) When a release date is set you will hear it from ME!

    6) I am married to Ray Wylie Hubbard who co-wrote the film and all the songs plus some of the score. We speak to the director and producers weekly….not sure why some of the info that is being posted is on this board as it not correct.

  14. Lynn
    13 October, 2009 at 4:55 pm

    Thank You ! I am appreciate you setting the facts straight. I can’t wait to hear futher updates from you.

  15. Lisa
    22 October, 2009 at 1:58 pm

    Tell it like it is Mother Hubbard! I keep checking on this movie to see when it will be out. Thanks for the update!

  16. 23 October, 2009 at 5:22 pm

    good post.. very interested!

  17. 8 November, 2009 at 10:50 am

    I dont usually reply to posts but in this case. WoW

  18. 28 November, 2009 at 4:54 pm

    Here you go kids:

    http://www.whokilledthedwarf.com

    The first trailer for finished film:
    The Last Rites of Ransom Pride.

    check it out and pass it on :)

  19. Baron Lane
    28 November, 2009 at 5:19 pm

    Judy, has the name of the movie changed?

  20. Lynn
    28 November, 2009 at 6:40 pm

    Judy, you are awesome! Thanks for the tidbit.

  21. Lynn
    8 January, 2010 at 7:26 pm

    go to website lastritesfilm.com and it show alittle more of another boot leg version.
    Can’t wait to see this.

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