Thursday, April 05, 2007

Billy Bob Thornton will play Tom Coleman in 'Tulia' movie

Don't expect any Monster's Ball type love scenes between Billy Bob Thornton and Halle Berry in the upcoming Tulia movie unless the scriptwriter has engaged in some SERIOUS revisionism. But I think he's a good choice for the villain's role in the film, which begins shooting around New Orleans next month according to an Amarillo TV station. Interestingly Halle Berry, who signed on two years ago to do this film, is listed as a producer as well as a star. She will play a young attorney for the NAACP modeled after Vanita Gupta.


Anonymous said...

Thornton can play good guys or bad guys, and well. But can he play a scumbag weasel? I guess we'll see.

800 pound gorilla said...

Scumbag weasels are easy to play - adequately. The nuances that show how decent people evolve into scumbag weasels is the trick. Will he be a cartoonish scumbag weasel or will he become a decorated and widely acclaimed scumbag weasel. We have way too many of the former in movies around the drug war.