“True Detective” star and repeat Stern Show guest Woody Harrelson partners up with Kevin Costner to catch a different kind of criminal in Netflix’s upcoming crime drama “The Highwaymen.”
The actors play Maney Gault (Harrelson) and Frank Hamer (Costner), the real-life Texas Rangers who teamed up to take down Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow in the 1930s.
The film is set at the height of the notorious duo's violent crime spree. The public has demanded answers and Texas’s first female governor, Miriam "Ma" Ferguson (Kathy Bates), promises them her best and brightest cops are on the case. “We will capture them,” she tells a reporter. “Write that down and underline it twice.”
That proves easier said than done, however, and the only men capable of tracking down the outlaws are Costner and Harrelson’s Rangers, portrayed as old-school cowboys a bit out of their element in a world of gangsters and machine guns. The trailer (above) shows them following a trail of fresh corpses as they zero in on Bonnie and Clyde's whereabouts, but the bad guys grow more popular with each passing crime and soon it's hard to tell who the public is rooting for.
“You've come to the wrong place mister,” one man tells them. “Around here, Clyde is king.”
“Clyde might be king, but I’m a Texas Ranger you little shit,” Woody responds.
“The Highwaymen” debuts March 29 on Netflix.