Posts Tagged ‘Billy Bob Thornton’
Here is the first trailer for Billy Bob Thornton’s first feature directing job in over a decade, Jayne Mansfield’s Car. The film takes place in the 1960′s and revolves around a man whose wife left him and moved England. She has died and wishes to be returned to Alabama; cue the culture clash.
Thornton wrote, directed, and starred in one of my favorite movies of all time, Sling Blade. This looks to be a return to form with a solid cast and blend of both comedy and drama. This will certainly be on my radar once it gets a distribution deal and release date. The cast I referred to includes Robert Duvall (legend), John Hurt, Kevin Bacon (loving his role here), Frances O’Connor, Robert Patrick (wow he looks different), and Ray Stevenson.
Here is the first trailer for The Baytown Disco, it looks like a lot of fun even with a horrible title. Three brothers help Eva Longori get her godson back who has been kidnapped by her ex-husband Billy Bob Thornton. The Baytown Disco also stars Clayne Crawford, Daniel Cudmore, Travis Fimmel, Michael Rapaport, Andre Braugher and Paul Wesley.
Trailer via Deadline – watch it below:
Billy Bob Thornton is doing the media rounds with his latest film Jayne Mansfield’s Car which he directed and stars in. Speaking to The Playlist Thornton said that the sequel to Bad Santa will finally shoot this fall.
…the writer is still working on the script, he’s doing his rewrite right now. We saw the first draft and we just had a few little things we wanted to take away or add and he’s doing that. The plan is to shoot that in the fall.
Thornton added they are looking for a Christmas 2013 release for the film that speaking for myself, definitely warrants a sequel. Bad Santa is one of my favorite dark comedies and did great with the box office and audiences so I’m sure another round with the worst Santa ever is going to happen on way or another.
The new trailer for DreamWorks’ Puss in Boots is here for the cat lovers, directed by Chris Miller (Shrek the Third) Boots features the voices of Antonio Banderas, Salma Hayek, Zach Galifianakis, Billy Bob Thornton and Amy Sedaris.
Can the cat stand on his own without the help of Shrek and friends? This looks like fun to me, it should be interesting to see if it plays the same way, with a lot of references. The trailer had me laughing, what about you? Puss In Boots opens in 3D on November 4th in 2D, 3D and IMAX 3D.
- One of the best, Billy Bob Thornton has a cast and funding for his first directing effort in a decade, John Hurt, Kevin Bacon, Robert Patrick and Ray Stevenson will join ‘Jayne Mansfied’s Car‘. [deadline]
- The poster for the upcoming remake of Straw Dogs is a remake in itself. (pic below)
- Simon West (Con Air) will direct The Expendables 2 and James Mangold (Walk the Line, Knight and Day) will direct Wolverine 2, he also worked with Hugh Jackman in Kate and Leopold. [nymag]
- George Lucas reveals title of Seth Green’s STAR WARS sitcom and that he’s moving away from Star Wars, sure you are George, sure you are. (video below) Continue Reading…
- Irvin Kershner, best known for directing The Empire Strikes Back has passed away in Los Angeles at the age of 87 he also directed Sean Connery in Never Say Never Again. [AFP]
- Andy Harries, producer of The Queen and The Damned United, is planning a movie based around the Pink Floyd track Another Brick In the Wall. [Deadline]
- James Franco and Anne Hathaway to Host the Oscars. [Collider]
- The Hobbit will be amongst the first productions in the world to use the 5k resolution cameras that are much smaller and lighter than current 3D cameras in use. [Dark Horizons]
- Billy Bob Thornton revealed that he’d be up for doing a sequel to his black comedy Bad Santa. [Pop Eater]
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Not a lot of people I talk to know much about Sling Blade other than it may or may not be the movie where the guy talks funny. Since I first saw this movie it is one that I come back to annually at least once, and it’s not always easy. The movie is dark, funny, and often reveals more about ourselves than one would like. Billy Bob Thornton who has since gone on to make many great films but none that in my opinion reach the status of Sling Blade. He wrote, directed, and starred in this masterpiece. There will never be another film like Sling Blade. And I reckon I’ll have to live with that… Mmm-mmm.