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« on: June 16, 2011, 11:02:20 AM »

http://www.darkhorizons.com/news/20871/casting-watch-jayne-paranorman-hell


Jayne Mansfield's Car
John Patrick Amedori, Robert Duvall, John Hurt, Kevin Bacon, Robert Patrick and Ray Stevenson are all set to star in Billy Bob Thornton's new directorial feature "Jayne Mansfield's Car".

The dramedy revolves around the culture clash of two families, from different continents, in 1969 Thornton and Tom Epperson co-wrote the script. Shooting begins June 22nd in Georgia. [Source: Deadline]
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« Reply #1 on: June 16, 2011, 03:02:53 PM »

AHA!  I scanned this article early this morning and didn't even pick up on Ray's name!  Shame on me!  Anyhoo, here it is in full:

Billy Bob Thornton has set Robert Duvall, John Hurt, Kevin Bacon, Robert Patrick and Ray Stevenson to star with Thornton in Jayne Mansfield's Car, the first dramatic feature that Thornton has directed since 2001's Daddy and Them. The film is being funded by AR Films, whose principal, Alexander Rodnyansky, will produce with Media Talent Group's Geyer Kosinski. Production begins June 22 in Georgia.

Thornton, who co-wrote the script with frequent collaborator Tom Epperson, has been mobilizing the picture for a while and just locked his final cast. He has also set John Patrick Amedori to play a lead in the film. A comedy with dramatic overtone, it revolves around the culture clash of two families, from different continents, in 1969.

Rodnyansky is the founder of the Ukrainian TV channel 1+1 and former CEO of CTC Media when it became the biggest independent publicly traded media conglomerate in Russia with five channels in three countries. He has produced over 20 TV series and 30 films including Elena, which received the Special Jury Prize in the Un Certain Regard category at Cannes last month. "I've started to look for opportunities in America, and this is definitely not a single picture strategy," he told me. "When I read that script, I fell in love with it. I was a fan of Sling Blade and Billy Bob's other movies. No matter where you are making movies, it's all about the script."

Thornton has been busy with his music, and he delivered strong performances in films like Monster's Ball, Bad Santa and Love Actually. He also recently directed The King of Luck, a documentary about Willie Nelson. If he's got another Sling Blade or All the Pretty Horses in him, welcome back to the director's chair, Billy Bob.


http://www.deadline.com/2011/06/billy-bob-thornton-sets-cast-funding-for-first-directing-effort-in-decade/

P.S.  I don't believe that it's all about the script (not that anyone cares what I beleive!).  Sometimes it's all about the director.  Here's hoping that Billy Bob does right by Ray.


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« Reply #2 on: June 16, 2011, 03:09:02 PM »

Here's another, you lucky Georgia fans!

Portions of downtown Cedartown will transform into a movie set later on this month as production crews begin filming for the Billy Bob Thornton flick "Jayne Mansfield's Car," Casting is under way for locals to be cast as extras in the film. The extras casting director, John Ingram announced that they are looking for men and women from 18 years of age to 60 years of age as well as a few children. He also announced that they are in much need of people with 1969 model or older automobiles.

If you are interested, send a clear and recent photo or of yourself along with your clothing sizes and height, and all contact information to Ingram at ecaindie@gmail.com as soon as possible. The same procedure should be used if you have an automobile that you would like to appear in the movie. They are looking for people with ordinary looks, no piercings or modern hair dye need apply.
 
Crews will begin filming in Cedartown the third week of June. Preparation for the filming has already began with the transformation of downtown buildings to be featured in the movie. The former "Moore's Soda Fountain" and the current "West Theatre" will be featured in the movie.  Production crews have covered the murals on the side of Moore's Soda Fountain with removable blocks. The blocks will be painted to look like a brick wall.
 
The screenplay for "Jayne Mansfield's Car,"  was written by Billy Bob Thornton along with his "One False Move" partner, Tom Epperson and will co-star Billy Bob Thornton and Robert Duvall. The movie is set in the year 1969, it is the tale of an Alabama man whose wife left him with four children to go off to London with another man some 20 years earlier. The two families must come together after her death to honor her dying wish to be buried in Alabama.
 
The film will be directed and produced by Billy Bob Thornton.

http://www.examiner.com/buzz-in-atlanta/cedartown-to-be-featured-billy-bob-thronton-movie-jayne-mansfield-s-car
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« Reply #3 on: June 16, 2011, 03:58:35 PM »

Here's another, you lucky Georgia fans!

Portions of downtown Cedartown will transform into a movie set later on this month as production crews begin filming for the Billy Bob Thornton flick "Jayne Mansfield's Car," Casting is under way for locals to be cast as extras in the film. The extras casting director, John Ingram announced that they are looking for men and women from 18 years of age to 60 years of age as well as a few children. He also announced that they are in much need of people with 1969 model or older automobiles.

If you are interested, send a clear and recent photo or of yourself along with your clothing sizes and height, and all contact information to Ingram at ecaindie@gmail.com as soon as possible. The same procedure should be used if you have an automobile that you would like to appear in the movie. They are looking for people with ordinary looks, no piercings or modern hair dye need apply.
 
Crews will begin filming in Cedartown the third week of June. Preparation for the filming has already began with the transformation of downtown buildings to be featured in the movie. The former "Moore's Soda Fountain" and the current "West Theatre" will be featured in the movie.  Production crews have covered the murals on the side of Moore's Soda Fountain with removable blocks. The blocks will be painted to look like a brick wall.
 
The screenplay for "Jayne Mansfield's Car,"  was written by Billy Bob Thornton along with his "One False Move" partner, Tom Epperson and will co-star Billy Bob Thornton and Robert Duvall. The movie is set in the year 1969, it is the tale of an Alabama man whose wife left him with four children to go off to London with another man some 20 years earlier. The two families must come together after her death to honor her dying wish to be buried in Alabama.
 
The film will be directed and produced by Billy Bob Thornton.

http://www.examiner.com/buzz-in-atlanta/cedartown-to-be-featured-billy-bob-thronton-movie-jayne-mansfield-s-car
I lived in Georgia for about 6 years and have actually driven through Cedartown while going from Chattanooga to Carrollton... that is some real middle of nowhere.
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« Reply #4 on: June 18, 2011, 06:22:50 PM »

Sounds like an interesting slice of life movie and I am glad to see Ray in it. I hope he isn't the cad the wife runs off to London with.
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« Reply #5 on: June 18, 2011, 07:03:04 PM »

Sounds like an interesting slice of life movie and I am glad to see Ray in it. I hope he isn't the cad the wife runs off to London with.
AHA!  Who else??? At least it would be credible that someone would run off with him and, for a change, he's NOT playing a thug!  Woo hoo!
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« Reply #6 on: June 21, 2011, 10:04:50 AM »

Great news indeedy about the new film for Ray   :clap:
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« Reply #7 on: September 28, 2011, 10:36:59 AM »

                                     
http://blogs.coventrytelegraph.net/thegeekfiles/2011/09/ray-stevenson-talks-thor-2-gi.html

Ray Stevenson talks Thor 2, G.I. Joe 2 and The Three Musketeers
By David Bentley on Sep 28, 11 11:31 AM


RAY STEVENSON was born in Lisburn, Northern Ireland, raised in Newcastle-Upon-Tyne and Northumberland, and now lives in Ibiza.

The 47-year-old attracted Hollywood's attention when he appeared in TV series Rome. His big-screen credits include two Marvel Comics adaptations - he played the vigilante title role in Punisher: Warzone and was the rotund Asgardian warrior Volstagg in Kenneth Branagh's Thor.

He's in the upcoming G.I. Joe sequel and will next be seen on screen in The Three Musketeers.

Ray's new film Kill The Irishman was released on DVD and Blu-ray on Monday (September 26) by Anchor Bay Entertainment. Thor was released on the same day in the same formats, and The Three Musketeers gets a UK cinema release on October 12.

Here, the actor talks about his projects, including whether he will be in Thor 2 following the recent news that Patty Jenkins is stepping into Kenneth Branagh's shoes to direct the thunder god's next adventure.

HOW HARD WAS IT MAKING NEW GANGSTER EPIC KILL THE IRISHMAN?
Ray Stevenson: It was a very tough shoot actually. We shot it in seven weeks. It really does come across like a 40 million dollar movie; a huge testament to (director) Jonathan Hensleigh and those involved. I was basically filming every single day; there wasn't a scene that I wasn't in.

WORKING WITH CO-STAR CHRISTOPHER WALKEN MUST HAVE BEEN FANTASTIC
Oh my God, he's incredible. And they're thoroughly prepared as well. Him and Val Kilmer and Vincent D'Onofrio... all the guys from New York. They were just great.

YOU PLAY REAL-LIFE CHARACTER DANNY GREENE. HOW FAMILIAR WERE YOU WITH HIM BEFORE YOU STARTED WORK?
I thought I wasn't at all when I was first approached, but Jonathan (Hensleigh) sent me the script. as I was reading it I thought, 'Hang on, I know this'. When I finished it I realised three or fours years ago I'd seen a programme on The History Channel about American mobsters and it was the story of Danny Greene.

THOR WAS ONE OF THE YEAR'S BIGGEST BLOCKBUSTERS. HOW DID YOU LAND THE PART OF HIS ALLY, VOLSTAGG, ONE OF THE WARRIORS THREE?
Kenneth Branagh just called me up and he says, 'Ray, I've got this job...', I said, 'I'll do it!' He said, 'No, let me explain. I've been watching your work love, I know you're a big strapping guy and everything, but there's this part and I think you could do it'. Then the role nearly killed me. We were filming in New Mexico and LA. I had to have a vest on with ice water pumped through pipes on this vest to cool your core temperature down. I mean there's this huge latex fat suit, then a big pashmina woolly scarf as a beard, then a nice woolly hat as his headpiece. Then they put armour on you and give you a six-bladed axe to wield (see picture below of Ray in the role).

WOULD YOU LIKE TO BE IN THOR 2?
I think they're in talks with the director now. I know they want to mash these worlds together in The Avengers. I don't know. If the sequel happens it may be that Thor will go off on a wild adventure on his own and lead The Warriors Three to Asgard. We'll see.



YOU'RE ALSO PLAYING PORTHOS IN THE THREE MUSKETEERS
Yes, I'm going to be in London on October 2 for the premiere. I haven't seen it yet but it was such a good shoot. (Director) Paul Anderson and (Producer) Jeremy Bolt were just tremendous, and as was the whole cast.

HOW DIFFICULT WAS IT FILMING WITH 3D CAMERAS?
The only difference with the 3D camera is that the camera 'sees around you', so your fencing has to be absolutely on point; on target, so the whole discipline had to be stepped up for that, which was great because it made you keep great focus on set, but what a story to tell!

ROME WAS A GREAT SAGA WHICH SEEMED TO HAVE MORE LIFE IN IT. WERE YOU GUTTED IT ONLY LASTED TWO SERIES?
Yes, there was a whole lot more, and even HBO admitted publicly they made an error, an error of judgment pulling that series. But they took the decision, they pulled it and then it went huge. I can't complain. It's got me my access to get representation in the States, and it's been regarded very, very fondly. Everybody would have loved to have continued with it, but the decision was out of our hands.

HOW WAS IT WORKING WITH BILLY BOB THORNTON ON HIS UPCOMING MOVIE, JAYNE MANSFIELD'S CAR?
He's an amazingly bright, clever man. He's something very special, and his script is just amazing. Robert Duvall plays his father; Kevin Bacon and Robert Patrick are his brothers; we had Tippi Hedren as our respective mum, John Hurt, myself. It's just amazing. It's all set in 1969 around the time there was this travelling show where they would be taking Jayne Mansfield's car around the States as some freak show.

YOU DIDN'T HAVE MUCH OF A GAP BETWEEN SHOOTING THAT AND GI JOE 2: RETALIATION, IN WHICH YOU PLAY FIREFLY?
We did the last scene in the movie, which we finished at 2am one Saturday morning, and at 12.30 that afternoon I took a flight down to New Orleans to start on GI Joe 2. Literally out of the frying pan into the fire. I get to beat up The Rock twice, or I try to, and I get to play this cool, gnarly pyrotechnic guy.

FINALLY, AS AN IBIZA RESIDENT, HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE LIFE THERE?
I've got a very young family and Ibiza is... it's like having a harbour. There's a lot of people who don't make their living on the island who live on the island. We don't have seasons per se; we're not seasonal workers. Sometimes we're on the island, sometimes we're off, but it's never dull. It's good to have somewhere to 'refit the boat, scrape the barnacles off', then you're off again.
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« Reply #8 on: September 30, 2011, 07:29:34 PM »

Lovely interview  :clap: :ray: :2drink:
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« Reply #9 on: October 01, 2011, 12:56:23 PM »

Looks like Ray is in the entrance to a Red Lobster"
http://www.traileraddict.com/trailer/the-three-musketeers-3d/interview-ray-stevenson
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« Reply #10 on: October 01, 2011, 12:59:10 PM »

huh???

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ePhBW3TfnJg" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ePhBW3TfnJg</a>
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« Reply #11 on: October 01, 2011, 03:07:24 PM »

Haha.  Love the one where it looks like Ray is about to club Logan over the head with a bowling pin.  Looking for better photos of these.

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« Reply #12 on: October 01, 2011, 03:09:11 PM »



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« Reply #13 on: October 01, 2011, 03:10:50 PM »

Ho-ha! Nicked.



This photo shoot appears to be amusingly nicknamed "The Two Busketeers".  :D
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« Reply #14 on: October 01, 2011, 03:44:31 PM »

Haha.  Love the one where it looks like Ray is about to club Logan over the head with a bowling pin.  Looking for better photos of these.
 

Looked to me like he's just yawning and scratching his back
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