Emily Bett Rickards plays the title character in Western-thriller ‘Calamity Jane,’ out Feb. 2
Calamity Jane, a shoot-’em-up Western featuring the two longtime collaborators, is coming to theaters and digital on Feb. 2. PEOPLE has the exclusive first look at the movie’s action-packed trailer.
Rickards plays the title character, based on the real-life frontierswoman and sharpshooter of the American Old West who became a mythic figure in the late 19th century.
A dashingly long-haired Amell, meanwhile, plays Wild Bill Hickok — another folk hero from that era. This iteration of Calamity Jane, however, focuses on the aftermath of (spoiler alert!) his murder.
“After Wild Bill (Amell) is killed in a poker game, Calamity Jane (Rickards) must break out of prison and seek revenge,” reads the film’s official synopsis. Her quest is hindered by Deadwood's Sheriff Mason (Tim Rozon of Schitt’s Creek), who is out to detain and arrest her.
In the fast-paced trailer, Rickards can be seen in a cowboy hat shooting her way through the Old West. At one point, surrounded by adversaries, someone warns Calamity, “There’s too many of them.”
“Just more targets,” she responds, wielding guns in both hands.
Elsewhere, Calamity is told that seeking justice for Wild Bill’s death is dangerously foolhardy: “You embark on a quest for revenge, you better build two graves. One for them and one for yourself.”
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Rickards and Amell starred together as Felicity Smoak a.k.a. Overwatch and Oliver Queen a.k.a. Green Arrow, respectively, in The CW’s Arrow from 2012 to 2020. The hit Arroverse series helped launch franchise spinoffs The Flash, Supergirl, Legends of Tomorrow, Black Lighting and Batwoman.
Distributed by Samuel Goldwyn Films and Tubi, Calamity Jane is directed by Terry Miles and co-written by Leon Langford and Collin Watts. It costars Priscilla Faia, Gage Marsh, Garrett Black, Christian Sloan, Troy Mundle and Spencer Borgeson.
As a character, Calamity Jane has been portrayed by multiple actresses, most notably Doris Day in an Oscar-winning 1953 musical movie. Jean Arthur, Ellen Barkin, Angelica Huston, Catherine O'Hara and Robin Weigert have also played the historical figure.
Amell will also star with his cousin Robbie Amell in this spring’s Code 8: Part II. Rickards will next appear in biopic Queen of the Ring.
Calamity Jane blazes into theaters Feb. 2.
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