Kevin Bacon joins the growing cast of <strong><em>Jayne Mansfield's Car</em></strong>
Kevin Bacon, John Hurt, Robert Patrick, and Ray Stevenson have joined the cast of Jayne Mansfield's Car for director Billy Bob Thornton.

Billy Bob Thornton co-wrote the screenplay with Tom Epperson, which revolves around the culture clash of two families from different continents in 1969. We reported back in January that Robert Duvall joined the cast. John Patrick Amedori has also landed one of the lead roles in the project, although no character specifics were given.

AR Films is financing the indie project, with Alexander Rodnyansky producing alongside Geyer Kosinski. Production is scheduled to start on June 22 in Atlanta, Georgia.

This is the first movie Billy Bob Thornton will direct since the 2001 indie Daddy and Them. He wrote, directed, and starred in Sling Blade in 1996, which won him an Academy Award for Best Screenplay.