Billy Bob Thornton to help pick up A Million Little Pieces: The Movie

Billy Bob Thornton is set to play a guy who may—or may not—exist, with Deadline reporting that the Bad Santa star has signed on to appear in an upcoming adaptation of James Frey’s memoir/novel/Oprah provoker A Million Little Pieces. Thornton will play Leonard, the mysterious mafia boss/mentor who looked after Frey…

A Million Little Pieces is being revived as a movie for our more truth-flexible modern era

Ah, 2006: A simpler, more truth-sensitive time—outside all the government-manipulated foreign wars, anyway—when the American people were still capable of getting up in arms because a memoirist had the temerity to lie to Oprah. It’s hard to imagine now, in our current post-truth world, but once upon a time, James…