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…

Billy Bob Thornton takes his music and his My Little Pony really fucking seriously

It’s been more than seven years since Billy Bob Thornton had his historic “Would you say that to Tom Petty?” outburst when he thought a Canadian radio host was belittling his band, but all of that time definitely hasn’t softened him on the belief that his music career is just as legitimate as his acting career. GQ …

Billy Bob Thornton’s still pretty effing dirty in the new Bad Santa 2 trailer

Here’s some reassurance for anyone worried that 13 years and a new director might have taken some of the venom out of the Bad Santa movies: a new trailer for the upcoming Bad Santa 2 that thoroughly earns its red band status. Featuring stars Billy Bob Thornton, Tony Cox, and Brett Kelly—all returning from the first…

Christina Hendricks to play a philanthropic love interest in Bad Santa 2

Christina Hendricks hasn’t exactly been wallowing in grief since the end of Mad Men last spring; she’s moved on by accepting roles in other period dramas (because why mess with a good thing?), as well as a contemporary film about bullied adults. And now, according to The Hollywood Reporter, Hendricks will linger in…

Our Brand Is Crisis twists a hard doc into a soft Sandra Bullock vehicle

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Fictionalizing non-fiction is a common practice; most films that purport to be “based on a true story” ought to slide a “loosely” in front of that boast of veracity. But there’s dramatic license, and then there’s taking real events that are plenty interesting on their lonesome and bending them into the shape of…

Chicago, see Sandra Bullock in Our Brand Is Crisis early and for free

Lightly fictionalizing the can’t-believe-this-is-real narrative of the 2005 documentary of the same name, David Gordon Green’s Our Brand Is Crisis follows a handful of American political strategists as they try to swing a Bolivian presidential election in their favor. At the center of it all is Sandra Bullock’s Jane…

Maria Bello to play Billy Bob Thornton’s ex in Amazon’s Trial

Maria Bello has been cast opposite Billy Bob Thornton in Trial, the upcoming Amazon drama currently on track for a 10-episode order at the streaming service. The legal drama comes from legal drama wizard David E. Kelley, the creator of Picket Fences, Chicago Hope, The Practice, Ally McBeal, Boston Public, Boston Legal…

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