Harrelson stars in this neo-Western thriller directed by the Coen brothers. He plays Carson Wells, a bounty hunter hired by a businessman to find a man carrying two million dollars. This man, played by Josh Brolin comes upon the cash in the desert when he sees the aftermath of a drug deal gone wrong. The film also stars Javier Bardem, Tommy Lee Jones, and Kelly Macdonald. On changing a line in the script:
I’m one of those actors who is going to come in with 2,500 ideas. You can shoot down 2,499, but one of them you’re going to like.