In a recent interview, Oyelowo spoke about playing the iconic lawman, saying he was immersing himself fully in the Western lifestyle. Oyelowo explained. "I am about to get deep into the world of horse-riding," he said. "I do ride, but [Reeves] was at a completely other level. It's going to be a lot of fun. The guns, the horses ... I'm gonna be a kid in a candy store."