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DENNIS QUAID TO STAR AS DOC HOLLIDAY IN 'WYATT EARP' FOR WARNER BROS.

 BURBANK, Calif., May 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Dennis Quaid has been signed to star as Doc Holliday in "Wyatt Earp," a new Western drama to be distributed by Warner Bros., it was announced today by Bruce Berman, president of Worldwide Production for Warner Bros. Pictures. Kevin Costner is slated to star as legendary lawman Earp and Lawrence Kasdan will direct.
 Quaid made his first major impression on audiences with his performance as an embittered "townie" in the coming-of-age story "Breaking Away." Since then his film roles have included parts in "The Long Riders," "The Right Stuff," in which he played a cocky Gordon Cooper; "Suspect"; "Innerspace"; "The Big Easy"; "Everybody's All-American"; "Great Balls of Fire," in which he played rock 'n' roll great Jerry Lee Lewis; "Postcards From the Edge"; "Come See the Paradise"; and three upcoming pictures: "Wilder Napalm," "Undercover Blues" and "Flesh and Bone."
 Jim Wilson, partner with Costner in Tig Productions, Costner and Kasdan will produce "Wyatt Earp," which is written by Dan Gordon and Kasdan. Jon Slan, chairman and chief executive officer of Paragon Entertainment, and Dan Gordon will executive produce the Tig Production in association with Kasdan Pictures. Longtime Kasdan collaborators Michael Grillo and Charles Okun will also serve as executive producers.
 Principal photography is slated to begin in July 1993.
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 /CONTACT: Stacy Ivers of Warner Bros., 818-954-6217/


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