Last month Rose McGowan filmed a role for a western titled Last of the Duanes, based on the novel of the same title by Zane Grey and directed by Christopher Ekstein. The film was adapted by Ekstein, Jason Chase Tyrrell and Stacy Ownes Ekstein. Apart from the fact that she plays a madam, we know very little about Rose’s character and the size of her role in this production. Last of the Duanes stars Scott Eastwood (son of Clint Eastwood), Danny Trejo (Machete co-star) and Jason Patric. We’ll keep you posted with any further details as they come!
Meanwhile, you can view a video interview with Rose under the cut, in which she mentions the project, and check out a few behind the scenes images in the gallery. Furthermore, here is a synopsis for the novel on which the movie is based on:
Western legend Grey (Lorna Doone, Riders of the Purple Sage) wrote this novel in 1913, but it was rejected by his early publishers, who believed it contained too much gunplay and not enough sentimentality. Buck Duane is the son of an infamous gunfighter. Although Buck is warned by his family to avoid the outlaw trail, his quick temper, steady nerve and lightning-quick hand promptly get him into trouble. After killing a bully, Buck flees the law and heads off into the harsh badlands of southwest Texas, where outlaw gangs roam the Mexican border. Buck falls in with a bad crowd, but an exaggerated reputation and a couple of nifty shootings keep him alive among the ornery rustlers and robbers. He grows into a steely-eyed gunfighter with a conscience and a saddlebag full of regrets. Despite the notches multiplying on his gun, however, Buck is a decent fellow. He rescues a young girl, Jennie Lee, from the abusive clutches of the Bland gang, only to see her abducted again. In despair, Buck hides out for several more years, dodging the law and the bushwhackers, all the while searching for Jennie Lee. When the Texas Rangers finally catch up with Buck, it’s not to kill him but to make him an offer he can’t refuse. This may have been too bloody a story for 1913, but it follows formula in the end, as the outlaw settles down, albeit with a haunted mind, to a life of humble domesticity.
- Last of the Duanes: On the Set
To wrap up the Rose McGowan Birthday Week, the gallery has been updated with a mixed bag of images, which range from photoshoots to movie stills to red carpet images. Be sure to regiser/log in and head to the Last additions page to view several pages of newly uploaded goodies!
- Last additions
Laura, also known as RoseRocks, has been with us since day one. She is our much valued and loyal site contributor and also now our forum and Facebook page admin. Today, in honor of the Rose McGowan Birthday Week, Laura talks about her favorite Rose McGowan performance, that of Moira Kennedy in a little gem of a movie called Strange Hearts.
Choosing my favorite Rose movie is a pretty tough choice and when it comes to decide who is my favorite character Rose has played, well, it’s a tie between Cherry Darling, Courtney Shane and Moira Kennedy. I love all these characters but there’s something captivating about Moira, after watching all the Rose movies through the last ten years, I still feel like Moira has a special place in my heart.
Moira is a thousand things, all very different, she’s an amount of depth, pain and glamour. And I truly think only Rose could portray all those things so perfectly.
There are so many reasons why I love Moira; she has charm and subtle beauty. She is pretty much battered, but constantly trying everything to keep her head above water. She’s always hiding behind different characters, always changing wigs, outfits and make-up but probably just trying to figure out who she really is and what she really wants in life. Even tho she gets hurt quite easily by certain situations, she never surrenders.
In today’s update for the Rose McGowan Birthday Week, the newest addition to the Rose-McGowan.com team, Dale McCarthy, speaks about his most beloved Rose McGowan movie: Scream and the character of Tatum Riley.
In addition to Dale’s lovely write-up, we have replaced the 720p resolution Blu-ray captures of Scream with 1080p ones, which means even bigger and even more beautiful screencaptures of this classic Rose performance! Click on the image below to get to the brand spankin’ caps.
If there is one word to describe Rose McGowan and her impressive career thus far, it is this – versatility.
Whether it be the role of a mute con-artist, a psychopathic high school temptress, a very charming witch or even a machine-gun-legged, zombie-slaying heroine, there is no denying the true range and scope of this alluring leading lady…with a velvety, enchanting singing voice to boot!
Breathing life and true dimension into each and every single role she plays, it is a true testament to her talent as a successful actress & artist. We believe her as these different characters, which is what I find so compelling.
I first discovered the enchanting Miss McGowan in Scream. It was at a sleepover party – horror movie night! After the harrowing (and brilliantly crafted) opening to the film, I was completely thrown into the mysterious world of Woodsboro…and introduced to the feisty Tatum Riley. I distinctly remember thinking: “Who is this beautiful girl with the dazzling big brown eyes, and cheeky attitude?!”
Today the gallery has been updated with The Tell-Tale Heart goodies: a stunningly beautiful new still featuring Rose McGowan and her leading man Patrick John Flueger as well as a handful of newly released posters featuring Patrick. Word has it that Rose’s character poster will be released soon! Meanwhile, enjoy these gorgeous new images.