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Billy Bob Thornton, Kim Basinger and Brandon Routh are in various stages of negotiations to star in the ensemble “The Informers,” an adaptation of the Bret Easton Ellis novel. Gregor Jordan is directing the drama, which is being financed by Senator International. Senator’s Marco Weber is producing.
Also joining the movie are Ashley Olsen, Jon Foster, Austin Nichols and Lou Taylor Pucci.
Set in 1980s Los Angeles, the script follows seven stories taking course during a week in the life of a movie executive, his wife, his mistress, a rock star, a vampire and a kidnapper.
Thornton will play the movie exec, and Basinger will portray his wife. Routh has been cast as the vampire, while Olsen is a sexually promiscuous girl.
Principal photography will commence in October in Los Angeles, Uruguay and Buenos Aires.
Senator’s head of production Vanessa Coifman is executive producing. Ellis and Nick Jarecki co-wrote the script.
Thornton next stars in “Mr. Woodcock,” which opens Sept. 14, and goes into production on “Tulia” with Halle Berry in the fall. He is repped by CAA and Media Talent Group.
Basinger was last seen in “The Sentinel” and next stars in “While She Was Out,” directed by Susan Montford. She is repped by CAA and Media Talent Group.
Routh, best known as Clark Kent/Superman in “Superman Returns,” recently wrapped indie features “Life Is Hot in Cracktown” and “Lie to Me.” He is repped by UTA and Main Title Entertainment.
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