First International Trailer for Billy Bob Thornton’s JAYNE MANSFIELD’S CAR

     July 18, 2012


The first trailer for Billy Bob Thornton’s latest directorial effort, Jayne Mansfield’s Car, has landed online by way of an international trailer.  The story revolves around a man whose wife leaves him for an Englishman and moves away to England. 20 or 30 years later, in 1969, the wife dies but wishes to be returned to Alabama where she grew up, so the English family meets—and clashes with—the original family that she abandoned.  The film is still awaiting a U.S. distribution deal despite a seriously stacked cast that includes Thornton, Robert Duvall, John Hurt, Kevin Bacon, Frances O’Connor, Robert Patrick, and Ray Stevenson.

There are laughs to be found in the first half of the trailer which centers on the culture clash between the two families, but the second half hints at some genuinely touching drama that comes out of the situation.  I’m eager to see how the full feature plays out, especially since Thornton hasn’t directed since 2001’s Daddy and Them.  Hit the jump to watch the trailer.

Trailer courtesy of Le Blog Du Cinema (via The Playlist):


  • Dave

    I’m sure it will be good, but the trailer is rather, well, Oscar-bait ish. There are the laughs and the moments of defeat and triumph and that over-sentimental music in the background. Kind of turning me off to it

    • Beryla

      I believe the trailer was made for Europeans…I saw a screening…It is great…

  • Beryla

    Got a sneak peek at the film and I can Honestly say that’s it’s so refreshing to see a non and I repeat Non Hollywood flick..Billy Bob hits the nail on the head His way and not following any conventional methods..It’s refreshing to watch..What more can I say ..Def worth the price of admission..If not happy I will treat you to the popcorn..Check it out..Duvall is a laugh a minute.Kevin Bacon knocks it out of the park and John Hurt.Well what can one say about him..The Master…Oh did I forget to mention BBTs performance ..If you like to go to a movie that is SMART well be my guest…Always just a movie goer like you all..

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