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Redford's Wildwood Prods. to produce TV movie

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Feb 22, 2002 | 8:32am EST

Robert Redford's company Wildwood Prods. is set to produce Skinwalkers, a TV movie adaptation of Tony Hillerman's best-selling novel by the same name, Variety reports.

The movie, directed by Chris Eyre (Smoke Signals) and adapted by Redford's son James, will be part of PBS' "Mystery" series, making it the first American production to be a part of the 22-year-old British program.

Filming for Skinwalkers begins Monday at several Arizona sites and stars Adam Beach (Joe Dirt) and Wes Studi (The Last of the Mohicans) as Navajo tribal policemen Jim Chee and Joe Leaphorn.

Redford's company has the option to produce the 13 Hillerman novels featuring the Navajo lawmen, and pending the success of Skinwalkers, there's a possibility for a "Mystery" franchise.

In 1991, Redford produced his first limited theatrical release of Hillerman novel The Dark Wind starring Lou Diamond Phillips.

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