We previously brought you some first images, posters and this kick-ass trailer for Barry Battles’ The Baytown Disco, but now you can forget about them. In a new distribution deal, the film is now titled The Baytown Outlaws and will, as such, presumably feature a new marketing campaign in the coming months. The Southern-fried comedy stars Billy Bob Thornton, Eva Longoria and Andre Braugher. The Baytown Outlaws aims to debut early in 2013. Hit the jump to read the press release.
Here’s the press release for the Phase 4 Films distribution announcement for The Baytown Outlaws:
Los Angeles, CA (June 19, 2012) – Berry Meyerowitz, President & CEO of Phase 4 Films, announced today that the company is acquiring all North American rights to director Barry Battles’ highly sought-after, action comedy THE BAYTOWN OUTLAWS (formerly titled THE BAYTOWN DISCO). The screenplay was written by Battles and Griffin Hood and made the 2009 Black List. The film stars Eva Longoria (DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES), Billy Bob Thornton (MONSTER’S BALL), Paul Wesley (THE VAMPIRE DIARIES), Andre Braugher (MEN OF A CERTAIN AGE), and Thomas Brodie-Sangster (LOVE ACTUALLY). LLeju Production’s William O. Perkins financed and produced the film alongside Robert Teitel from State Street Pictures. Hood, Ryan Jones, Thomas J. Busch and Mary Vernieu are executive producing. Phase 4 plans to release the film theatrically in early 2013.
Noted Meyerowitz: “THE BAYTOWN OUTLAWS is an absolute crowd pleaser as it combines lots of action with sharp humor led by an amazing group of actors. We are thrilled to join the team and share the film with audiences.”
LLeju Productions William O. Perkins said, “With Phase 4, we’ve found the perfect home for THE BAYTOWN OUTLAWS. Barry’s direction combined with brilliant performances from our cast, have resulted in an edgy, funny and highly entertaining and commercial film.”
THE BAYTOWN OUTLAWS is a wickedly playful, high-velocity action-comedy in which three infamously ruthless Alabama brothers find themselves on the wrong side of crooked cops, relentless Feds, mad mobsters, road pirates, tomahawk-wielding bikers, tricky femme fatales and an unforgettable cast of characters as colorful as they are lethal when they finally try to do a single good deed.
The deal was negotiated by Phase 4’s Larry Greenberg and Katharyn Howe with WME Global on behalf of the filmmakers. Highland Film Group is handling international sales.