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WATCH: Billy Bob Thornton's 'Jayne Mansfield's Car' (TRAILER)

Photo of Anne Thompson By Anne Thompson | Thompson on Hollywood August 2, 2013 at 3:15PM

As Billy Bob Thornton rejoins the Coen brothers' for their new "Fargo" TV series, at long last, his fest circuit veteran "Jayne Mansfield's Car" will be available on-demand August 20th and in theaters on September 13 via Anchor Bay Films. Marking "Slingblade" writer-director Thornton's first film since 2001's "Daddy and Them," "Jayne Mansfield's Car" was co-written with Tom Epperson.
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'Jayne Mansfield's Car'
'Jayne Mansfield's Car'

As Billy Bob Thornton rejoins the Coen brothers' for their new "Fargo" TV series, at long last, his fest circuit veteran "Jayne Mansfield's Car" will be available on-demand August 20th and in theaters on September 13 via Anchor Bay Films. Marking "Slingblade" director Thornton's first film since 2001's "Daddy and Them," "Jayne Mansfield's Car" was co-written with Tom Epperson. 

Set in 1969, the comedy brings two sides of a sprawling family back to Alabama to mourn the loss of their matriarch. On the American side are Thornton, Robert Duvall, Kevin Bacon, and Robert Patrick, while the Brits include John Hurt, Ray Stevenson, and Frances O'Connor. 

Here are the reviews on Rotten Tomatoes. 


This article is related to: Billy Bob Thornton, Billy Bob Thornton, Robert Duvall, John Hurt, Video, Trailers, Trailers, Jayne Mansfield's Car, Coens, Ethan Coen, Joel Coen


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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.