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McShane a Marshall

Published April 18, 2006 in Casting Update
By Ryan Parsons | Image property of HBO
Ian McShane Ian McShane
Ian McShane -- who most television viewers have grown to love-hate as Al Swearengen in the HBO series Deadwood -- has been bouncing around in film ever since the 60s.

The actor recently finished the film Scoop and is currently lending his voice to the animated film Kung Fu Panda. With his film projects winding down, McShane has recently hopped aboard another project that takes us over to Marshall U.


McShane for We Are Marshall


According to Variety, Warner Bros. has picked Ian McShane to join Matthew McConaughey, Matthew Fox and David Strathairn in the upcoming drama We Are Marshall.

We Are Marshall, directed by McG and in production in West Virginia, centers on a small town's efforts to rebuild after the 1970 plane crash that killed nearly the entire football team and coaching staff of Marshall U.



McShane will portray a steel mill exec who deals with losing a son in the crash while serving as an influential university board member constantly challenging attempts to resurrect the football program.

Though McShane is expected to make a few more film appearances down the road, how can we ever forget Al Swearengen passing stones the old fashioned way; holy ouch!

Stay tuned for updates.


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