Is it true The Old Way Movie is based on a True Story?
No, Nicolas Cage‘s western movie “The Old Way” is not based on a true story. The film, directed by Brett Donowho, offers a fresh interpretation of the traditional tale of retribution while simultaneously acting as a love letter to the Western subgenre and a masterful critique. Before the movie’s release, Screen Rant had a one-on-one interview with director Brett Donowho to talk about The Old Way and his experiences. When Donowho first read the script, he was actually at his daughter’s house in Dallas, Texas. After reading it his first reaction is “Oh, my God, this is an amazing script,” and he connected with it. It might sound lofty, but I swear to God, it’s true.
He said, I grew up on a ranch for a lot of my life, so the Western itself is a genre that not only I grew up watching, but participating in it, if you will. I had the cowboy uncle going to rodeos, and me and the Boy Scouts would go out and ride horseback growing up. So it’s a genre, coming up with my momma and papa, watching Rawhide and Gunsmoke and, of course, the John Wayne and Charles Bronson movies, so it’s something I’ve always loved.
Brett Donowho added I get it, I can showcase what I’ve learned to the script.” So, my point of saying all that is that when I finished it, I was like, “Oh, my God,” I couldn’t even think of Colton Briggs, because all I could think about is how difficult it would be to cast a 12-year-old Brooke to play this role. he continued, I’ve watched Nic Cage movies, but I hadn’t researched his filmography, so then we’re like, “Wait, he’s never done a Western. Oh my God, I bet he would kill this. Nic did not just love the script, but we also had a terrific meeting“.