Billy Bob Thornton (â€œThe Astronaut Farmerâ€), Kim Basinger (â€œCellularâ€) and Brandon Routh (â€œSuperman Returnsâ€) will topline â€œThe Informersâ€, an ensemble picture following the lives of seven people in 1980s Los Angeles for a week of their lives. Thornton will play a movie studio executive, Basinger will play his wife and Routh will play a vampire. Also joining the trio are Ashley Olsen, Jon Foster, Austin Nichols and Lou Taylor Pucci. The movie is based on a novel by acclaimed writer Bret Easton Ellis (â€œAmerican Psychoâ€) and will start filming this October on location in Los Angeles as well as Buenos Ares and Uruguay.
Thornton can next be seen in the comedy â€œMr. Woodcockâ€ which opens later this month. Basinger is finishing her work on a thriller titled â€œWhile She Was Outâ€ in which she plays a housewife that has to fend off four thugs. Meanwhile, Routh has kept a low profile since the release of â€œSuperman Returnsâ€ last year. He has just completed work on two indie films and is scheduled to reprise his role as Clark Kent/Superman in a sequel set for release in 2009.