Paramount+ introduced on February sixteenth that Academy Award winner Billy Bob Thornton has been tapped to steer the upcoming drama collection Land Man from creator Taylor Sheridan, and produced by MTV Leisure Studios and 101 Studios. The collection will star Thornton as a disaster supervisor for an oil firm. Land Man is about to start manufacturing in 2023, per the official press launch.
Based mostly on the chart-topping 11-part podcast “Boomtown” from Texas Month-to-month and Crucial Leisure, Land Man is about within the rugged West Texas boomtowns the place billionaires are searching for a fortune on this planet of oil rigs. Paramount+ describes the collection as “an upstairs/downstairs story of roughnecks and wildcat billionaires which can be fueling a increase so massive it’s reshaping our local weather, our economic system, and our geopolitics.”
Along with Sheridan, the Land Man tv collection will likely be government produced by David C. Glasser, Ron Burkle, Bob Yari, David Hutkin, Geyer Kosinski, Dan Friedkin, Jason Hoch, Scott Brown, and Megan Creydt. Glasser, who’s the CEO of 101 Studios, mentioned he felt like he was in a “privileged place” to work with the solid and crew that he really admires. He added, “With Land Man, Taylor developed it with Billy Bob in thoughts, and we have been thrilled when he got here on board. He’s not solely one of many best actors of our era but additionally a real artistic companion.”
Sheridan likes to write down his TV reveals like a novel and says that the streamer offers him the artistic freedom to provide the content material he desires to. Sheridan has mentioned, “Paramount trusts me and offers me the time to go shoot 10 to 14 days for a tv episode, we will deal with it like a film, and it seems like a film. We are able to take the time to rehearse it and lightweight it and construct these set items. And if I name them and say, I would like two helicopters in someday, they simply go, all proper.”
Land Man Developed With ‘Billy Bob in Thoughts’
Thornton has additionally weighed in on the announcement. “It’s in regards to the world of the oil enterprise that we usually don’t see,” Thornton mentioned. “Whenever you see writing that good, it actually excites you.”
Thornton is an Academy Award-winning author for Finest Tailored Screenplay for Sling Blade, actor, director, and musician. He’s identified for steering The King of Luck, a documentary about nation music legend and longtime good friend Willie Nelson. Thornton additionally appeared Lorne Malvo on the critically acclaimed restricted tv collection Fargo on FX, incomes him Golden Globe and Broadcast Tv Critics Awards in addition to Emmy and SAG Award nominations.
Most lately, Thornton was seen starring within the fourth and ultimate season of Goliath, for which he obtained a Golden Globe Award for Finest Actor in a Tv Drama. He additionally lately accomplished manufacturing on the action-thriller The Grey Man, directed by Anthony and Joe Russo. The movie is about to start out a brand new franchise based mostly on the novel and stars Ryan Gosling, Ana de Armas, Chris Evans, and Dhanush within the lead roles.
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