Thornton and Basinger tipped for "Informers"

Thu Aug 30, 2007 1:41am EDT

1 of 2. Billy Bob Thornton, star of the film 'The Astronaut Farmer', poses at the film's premiere in Los Angeles February 20, 2007. Thornton and Kim Basinger are in various stages of negotiations to star in the ensemble drama 'The Informers,' an adaptation of the Bret Easton Ellis novel.

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LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Oscar winners Billy Bob Thornton and Kim Basinger are in various stages of negotiations to star in the ensemble drama "The Informers," an adaptation of the Bret Easton Ellis novel.

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 executive, and Basinger his wife. "Superman" star Brandon Routh has been cast as the vampire, while Ashley Olsen will play a sexually promiscuous girl.

Principal photography will begin in October, with shooting taking place in Los Angeles, Uruguay and Buenos Aires. Gregor Jordan is directing the independently financed project.

Thornton returns to theaters on September 14 in "Mr. Woodcock. Basinger, last seen in "The Sentinel," next stars in "While She Was Out," directed by Susan Montford.

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