Helen Mirren and Harrison Ford to star in ‘Yellowstone’ prequel

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Helen Mirren and Harrison Ford will bring their combined star power to the latest addition to the “Yellowstone” TV franchise.

The pair will headline a Paramount+ series with the working title ‘1932,’ which joins ‘1883’ as part of what the streaming service called the ‘origin story’ of its drama series ‘Yellowstone. “.

Mirren and Ford are among growing ranks of film actors who have added small-screen projects to their resumes as streaming services vie for subscribers with high-profile, big-name projects.

The final chapter in the Dutton family saga will be set in the early 20th century and in a Mountain West beset by drought and the Great Depression, among other ills, Paramount+ said. It will debut in December.

Writer-producer Taylor Sheridan is the creative force behind the hit franchise, which kicked off with the contemporary drama “Yellowstone,” directed by Kevin Costner. The “1883” prequel stars Faith Hill and Tim McGraw.

Mirren is among today’s most beloved actors, a four-time Oscar nominee who won the award for his portrayal of Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II in 2006’s ‘The Queen’.

Ford’s many blockbuster films include the “Star Wars” and “Raiders of the Lost Ark” franchises. He was nominated for an Oscar for the 1985 film “Witness”.

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