Here is the most awesome thing I’ll read this month.
Toby Keith has made a movie, Beer For My Horses, named after his hit song featuring Willie Nelson. While I’m skeptical, it sounds like it has the potential to be a lot of fun:
Due to hit theaters Aug. 8, the feature takes its name from Keith’s single of the same name, but the film, he was quick to point out, is nothing like the video for the song.
“The movie is more of a comedy, a tip of the hat to Burt Reynolds,” he explained… “I wanted it be 48 Hours meets Smokey and the Bandit.”
As much as I love Smokey and the Bandit (I am not being remotely sarcastic. Screw you.), that’s not the awesome part.
Keith and [director Michael] Salomon did all the casting, assembling a terrific group of actors that includes everyone from Claire Forlani (CSI: NY), Barry Corbin and Tom Skerritt to Willie Nelson, Mel Tillis and gonzo rocker and hunting buff Ted Nugent.
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At one point, Keith added, a cottontail rabbit crossed the movie set. Nugent, who still had his crossbow in hand from the scene they had just finished filming, shot the animal and gutted it, right in front of all the Hollywood types there on location.
If there is a God, all of this was caught this on film and will be used as a DVD extra. Even if the movie sucks, I’d blow $20 just to see the looks on their faces.
“Kill the Wabbit!”:
(Via Dirty Harry)