Variety has reported that Intrepid is developing an action film called The Uncatchable Cowgirl Bandits of Nottingham, Texas. The brainchild of company VP Katherine Brown and Michael Tabb, who will pen the feature, Bandits will follow a group of cowgirl rebels who steal from a number of branches of a bank that are threatening their community and corrupting town leaders. That's right -- it's Goonies meets Robin Hood, with a little Even Cowgirls Get the Blues thrown in for good measure. Now that we've got to wait for the script to get written, we might as well start musing on the cast.
On the one hand, directors like Tarantino and Rodriguez have set up a great pool to choose from. On the other, I'm not sure how many of them I will buy as "Cowgirl Bandits." Could you see them in cowgirl hats and spurs, chewing on pieces of hay? I'd say Rose McGowan is more suited to leather. Rosario Dawson yee-hawing? I'm not so sure -- maybe. How about Michelle Rodriguez? Reese Witherspoon has that country twang, but I doubt she'd be interested. The best choice is probably Jessica Alba, who already showed her stuff with a lasso.