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.