"The Astronaut Farmer," which the Polish Brothers are making for Warner Independent Pictures, will get help from notable stars. Virginia Madsen, Bruce Willis and Bruce Dern, are all agree to participate.
"The Astronaut Farmer" tells about an eccentric farmer, the role played by Billy Bob Thornton, who dreams of space travel and sets out to build a rocket in his barn. His neighbors consider him an oddity, the government thinks he is a threat and the media see him as a story.
Willis is set to play the farmer's former NASA colleague, while Madsen plays the farmer's wife and Dern will play as her father.