According to The Hollywood Reporter, Sam Shepard will star opposite Brad Pitt in The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford for Warner Bros. Pictures.

The movie tells the story of how Robert Ford joined Jesse James' gang, only to become resentful of the legendary outlaw and hatch a plan to kill James, the fastest gun in the West.

Pitt is playing James, and Casey Affleck has been cast as Ford. Shepard will play James' brother, Frank.