‘Hostiles’ Writer-Director Scott Cooper On His Politically Conscious Western — The Contenders

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"I recall Robert Duvall telling me, 'The English have Shakespeare; the French have Molière; we, as Americans, have Westerns,” Hostiles writer-director Scott Cooper told Deadline’s Pete Hammond at The Contenders today, appearing with stars Wes Studi and Q’orianka Kilcher. “I’m really pleased to have been able to work in this genre. But more than a Western, it’s just a humanistic look at grief, and how we can come together as one.” Based on an original story by Academy…