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‘Westworld’ star headlines new neo-Western thriller

“Westworld” actress Thandie Newton is set to star in a new neo-Western thriller for tyro director Julian Higgins.

“God’s Country” is set in the bleak winter landscape of the Mountain West. Newton plays a college professor living on her own at the edge of the national forest. One day she confronts two hunters trespassing on her land, triggering a battle of wills with dangerous ramifications.

Shaye Ogbonna wrote the script for the pic, which lenses this month in Montana.

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