The Coen brothers have hired Woody Harrelson and Stephen Root to star in their modern Western thriller, No Country for Old Men for Paramount Vantage and Miramax Films.

The film is based on the acclaimed Cormac McCarthy novel; the story deals with the battle between good and evil and the importance of choice and chance in shaping destiny, says The Hollywood Reporter.

No Country for Old Men also stars Tommy Lee Jones, Josh Brolin and Javier Bardem. It's currently in production; a 2007 release date has been set.