Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr
Empire
Trending On Empire
The Future Of Film
The 100 Greatest Video Games
The Making Of The West Wing
Subscribe To Empire Today
Save money and get 12 issues for only £25
London Film Festival 2014
Our round-up of the galas, films and interviews
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
YESTERDAY
First Look At Dad's Amy Remake
Don't Panic! Walmington-On-Sea's finest is here
New Trailer For Michelle Williams' Suite Française
Love in a controlled climate
Ben Wheatley Taps Luke Evans For Free Fire
'It’s a modern ‘70s movie. Muscular, tough and spare'
Warners Finding Female Director For Wonder Woman
Movie studio seeks F. Must have GSOH (Good Sense Of Helming)
Seth Rogen And More Head For Zeroville
James Franco's latest novel adaptation
Todd Solondz Returning To The Dollhouse
Wiener-Dog will revisit old friends
Podcast #134: Steve Carell, David Ayer
Shipping out
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
17 October 2014
Podcast #133: Robert Duvall, Anna Faris, James Marsden
You be The Judge
More Movie News

RELATED FUTURE FILMS
London Fields
31 December 2014
More Future Films

RELATED REVIEWS
The Judge (2014)
Empire Star Rating
Hercules (2014)
Empire Star Rating
The Godfather Part II (2014)
Empire Star Rating
Only Lovers Left Alive (2014)
Empire Star Rating
Parkland (2013)
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

Jayne Mansfield's Car Has A Trailer
Thornton's new feature as director

19 July 2012  |  Written by Owen Williams  |  Source: Le Blog Du Cinema

submit to reddit

Jayne Mansfield's Car Has A Trailer

Ten years or so ago, Billy Bob Thornton was juggling his acting gigs with a burgeoning career as a director, getting behind the camera for the likes of Sling Blade and All The Pretty Horses. That era seemed to pass, with Thornton apparently content simply to act again, but he recently scratched a new directorial itch with Jayne Mansfield's Car. Now there's a trailer online to give us a glimpse of what he came up with.

The film is set in the late 1960s, and involves the culture clash of an American family and a British one thrown together in the States for a funeral. The car in which Jayne Mansfield was killed seems to drive into the mix as a ghoulish travelling attraction. On the clip's evidence, we can expect some emotional heft within the individual families, as well as between them, with the Americans in particular singled out for some father-son drama.

Thornton has assembled a heavyweight cast to carry all this angst, an ensemble that includes Robert Duvall, John Hurt, Kevin Bacon, Ray Stevenson, Robert Patrick, Frances O'Connor, Shawnee Smith and Tippi Hedren. And Thornton himself, of course.

What he hasn't drummed up so far is much in the way of distribution. Jayne Mansfield's Car has been doing the festival rounds looking for the right partner, but Thornton's strong desire for a theatrical release is proving a sticking point for some reason. The director seems to have relented in the case of Australia, however, with this trailer heralding the film's DVD debut down under. We don't seem to have any prospect of seeing it in the UK for the time being, but watch this space.


Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

The Dark Knight Rises In London
Nolan's latest premieres
Hugh Laurie May Be Robocop's Villain
UPDATE: He's no longer in talks

SPECIAL FEATURE
The 301 Greatest Movies Of All Time EMPIRE READERS' POLL: THE 301 GREATEST MOVIES OF ALL TIME
You turned out in your hundreds and thousands, and here are the results... Browse the full list


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
The Empire Podcast: David Ayer Talks Fury
Plus Steve Carell talks Alexander And The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

Avengers: Age Of Ultron Trailer Reaction
We dive under the hood of Whedon's sequel teaser

10 Of The Most Impressive In-Universe Movie Tie-In Websites
From Blair Witch to Days Of Future Past, expand your cinematic horizons online

The 12 Apps Every Film Fan Needs On Their Smartphone
The handheld essentials to enhance your movie life

Empire Meets Jason Bateman And Tina Fey
The stars of This Is Where I Leave You hang out

The Scariest Film Of The Year? Jennifer Kent On The Babadook
The director talks us through her terrifying new film

10 Horror Spin-Offs We Want To See
After Annabelle, what other supporting characters deserve their own film?

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Get 12 Issues Of Empire For Only £25!

Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month!

Subscribe today

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Get The Empire iPad Edition Today

Subscribe and save money on annual digital subscription

Subscribe today
Buy single issues

Get 12 issues of Empire for just £25!
Get the world's greatest movie magazine delivered straight to your door! Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire iPad Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  iPad  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Editorial Complaints  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)