Thornton Putting on His Spacesuit

August 24, 2005 04:47:22 GMT

Billy Bob Thornton is putting on his spacesuit to star in "The Astronaut Farmer"

Astronaut Farmer, The picture

Just finished shooting "Mr. Woodcock," actor Billy Bob Thornton is preparing his space suit to star in "The Astronaut Farmer." It is a drama about an eccentric farmer who builds a rocket inside his barn, to the chagrin of his neighbors and the government.

In details, "The Astronaut Farmer" will be directed by Michael Polish from a script he wrote with his twin brother, Mark. The Warner Independent Pictures project will begin shooting September 7 in New Mexico. In related news, when he's done with "Astronaut Farmer," Thornton reportedly will star in "Schools for Scoundrels," which is directed by Todd Phillips.


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