"The Western territory's rich history inspired me to write this tale of proper justice." Hackman said.
Gene Hackman announced that his forthcoming first solo book will be a Western titled Jubal's Bounty.
A press release by Pocket Books - an imprint of Simon & Schuster - confirmed that the novel will be published in July 2011. It is set in late nineteenth century New Mexico and "follows a brave young hero who is forced to take the law into his own hands after the murder of his family".