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Billy Bob Thornton Tosses Duvall and More in 'Jayne Mansfield's Car'

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June 14, 2011
Source: Deadline

Billy Bob Thornton and Robert Duvall

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?

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  • Anonymous
    I can't help but giggle at the movies Ethan listed as the 'recognizable movie credit' for these actors. Don't get me wrong, I know you have to use more recent films to cater to younger readers, but this is movie fans' website so shouldn't it's readers be held to a higher standard of their movie knowledge? Robert Patrick and Ray Stevenson need better "role calls". Patrick will always be the T2000 and Stevenson was the heart and soul of Rome on HBO, but you should have listed some of their larger recent roles for them, or at least more memorable.
  • Anonymous
    i'll see this for the cast - it's incredible.

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