Billy Bob Thornton Tosses Duvall and More in 'Jayne Mansfield's Car'
Sparse details about the project came to the surface last year when Billy Bob Thornton revealed that he would direct his first feature since the 2001 film Daddy and Them. Now we have details on the film titled Jayne Mansfield's Car, and a great line-up of actors to star in the new comedic drama. Deadline says Robert Duvall (Get Low), John Hurt (V for Vendetta), Kevin Bacon (X-Men: First Class), Robert Patrick (Walk the Line) and Ray Stevenson (Thor) in the story focusing on the culture clash of two families, from different continents, in 1969. Sounds like Flipped, but without the childhood romance.
Thornton has hasn't much success on the big screen lately (his last film was the generic action thriller Faster with Dwayne Johnson), but apparently he's been busy with his music career. However, having the man behind Sling Blade return to the director's chair is quite an enticing prospect. In addition to the big name talent, Butterfly Effect and TiMER star John Patrick Amedori apparently has a lead role as well. Thornton also wrote the script with Tom Epperson, so it sounds like this is a passion project through and through. With this cast and Thornton behind the camera again, this should be a project to keep an eye on down the road. Interested?