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Billy Bob & Basinger?

08.30.2007

How's this for an eclectic cast? Billy Bob Thornton, Kim Basinger, Brandon Routh, Ashley Olsen and Lou Pucci have all signed on to star in the upcoming drama THE INFORMERS. The film is based on short stories by Bret Easton Ellis ("American Psycho") who also co-wrote the script. Set in mid-80s Los Angeles, the story highlights a number of individuals whose paths intersect over the course of a week. Thornton will play a movie studio executive; Basinger will play his wife; Routh will play a vampire (?!); Olsen will play Thorton's mistress (?!?); and Pucci will play a kidnapper. Sounds nothing if not bizarre. Gregor Jordan (BUFFALO SOLDIERS) will direct from a script by Ellis and Nicholas Jarecki. I guess the big question is that with Olsen playing a "sexually promiscuous girl" will we finally see the Olsen nudity we've been waiting for? Strangely I think that if we did, no one would care anymore. Filming on INFORMERS is expected to begin this October in Los Angeles, Uruguay and Buenos Aires.

Extra Tidbit: "The Informer" features characters from many of Ellis' other books including "Psycho," "Rules of Attraction" and "Less Than Zero."

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