Variety says that HBO has set Tommy Lee Jones and Samuel L. Jackson to star in The Sunset Limited, an adaptation of the Cormac McCarthy play. Jones will direct and executive produce.
McCarthy adapted his play into a script. Production will begin next month in New Mexico.
Jackson plays a man who saves another man (Jones) from throwing himself in front of a Harlem subway train. The act begins an exchange of ideologies as the two men from different backgrounds debate the worth of their lives.