Sam Elliott described his Sundance drama “The Hero” as an opportunity that he’s never had before and will likely never have again.

“I’ve never had anyone write anything for me,” he said. “It has all the colors that one could hope for and it’s an opportunity to really stick my neck out after doing 50 years of maybe a lot of one-note stuff.”

Director and writer Brett Haley, and stars Nick Offerman,, Laura Prepon, and Katharine Ross were also at the Variety Studio presented by Orville Redenbacher’s.