It was back in May of last year that news about the next Nick Cave/John Hillcoat collaboration hit the air -- Death of a Ladies' Man, starring Ray Winstone. But then the air went silent, until now. The actor recently talked with MTV about his future projects, and he says that he's still set to star in the film. If you're a Winstone fan, it might please you to know that beyond this, Beowulf, and the upcoming Indiana Jones movie, he's also looking into a role in The Minutemen (the latest indie from the Nee Brothers), and while he said he won't be part of King's X, he is joining Ian McShane, John Hurt, and Tim Roth in 44 Inch Chest -- written by the men behind Sexy Beast.

But back to Death of a Ladies' Man. Yes, it is based on Leonard Cohen's song (Nick Cave is a fan and even performed on Leonard Cohen: I'm Your Man), and it's much different than the previous Aussie western. The film focuses on a traveling salesman played by Winstone who is "addicted to sex" and uses "his door-to-door beauty products as a means to meet women." Considering the fact that the song has lines like: "He offered her an orgy in a many-mirrored room," I imagine this'll be a little racy.

Furthermore, this May, an interview with Cave was published in Harp, and he said: "John asked me to come up with another script, something small that he could do quickly. That said, it's now suddenly taking a long time to get going." He goes on to note that it's an English character study, and after a year of struggle, it will get made as soon as Hillcoat finishes a "big American film" -- which I presume is The Road. With Guy Pearce potentially replacing Viggo Mortensen, the film will finally get into production soon, and maybe Guy will follow along to the next. As a huge Proposition fan, I can only hope!