Production has begun in Los Angeles on the long-awaited Deadwood movie, HBO Films announced Monday.

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"The indelible characters of the series are reunited after 10 years to celebrate South Dakota's statehood. Former rivalries are reignited, alliances are tested and old wounds are reopened, as all are left to navigate the inevitable changes that modernity and time have wrought," a press release said.

Returning for the movie are show stars Ian McShane, Timothy Olyphant, Molly Parker, Paula Malcomson, John Hawkes, Anna Gunn, Dayton Callie, Brad Dourif, Robin Weigert, William Sanderson, Kim Dickens and Gerald McRaney.

Directed by Daniel Minahan, the followup was written by David Milch. The western-themed drama ran for three seasons 2004-06.

The sequel was first announced in July.