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Billy Bob Thornton set to join Entourage movie


Story by Jack Foley

BILLY Bob Thornton looks set to join the cast of the Entourage movie.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Thornton is in talks to play a billionaire cowboy-turned-film financier who is financing a big budget movie version of Dracula starring Adrian Grenier’s Vinnie Chase.

He subsequently sends his 20-something son to keep an eye on things in LA.

Thornton is the first big name to be announced as a potential star alongside returning cast members Grenier, Kevin Connolly, Jerry Ferrara, Kevin Dillon and Jeremy Piven.

Shooting is, however, underway in LA with a plot that’s said to combine the making of the Dracula film with the usual girl chasing and best friend camaraderie that helped to make the HBO series such a success.

Doug Ellin wrote the script and is directing the movie.

Thornton recently completed shooting The Judge, a dramedy starring Robert Downey Jr and is also starring in FX’s 10-episode limited series, Fargo.

He was most recently seen on UK screens in JFK drama Parkland (pictured).

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