Olivia Wilde to join Craig in Cowboys and Aliens

Olivia Wilde is in negotiations to star opposite Daniel Craig in the graphic novel adaptation Cowboys & Aliens.


Directed by Jon Favreau, the sci-fi Western explores what would happen if the traditional Old West enemies — cowboys and Native Americans — found the prairie attacked by aliens in mid-1800s Arizona.


Wilde will play a character named Ella who joins up with the mysterious gunslinger (Craig).


Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci are producing and wrote the script with “Lost” co-creator Damon Lindelof. Steven Spielberg, Ron Howard and Brian Grazer are also producing along with Scott Mitchell Rosenberg. Favreau and Denis Stewart are serving as executive producers