Thornton, Basinger sign for Ellis film
Published Aug 30 2007, 15:13 BST | By Alex Fletcher
Billy Bob Thornton and Kim Basinger have signed up for a movie adaptation of a set of short stories written by Bret Easton Ellis.
Ellis' novels American Pscho
, Less than Zero
and The Rules of Attraction have all been turned into movies previously, but The Informers
will be his first work that he has personally been involved in adapting, as he has produced the script for the film.
According to Variety
the movie will present a "chillingly nihilistic world of Ellis' youth", chronicling seven interlinking stories, which will feature musicians, a vampire and movie executives.
Thornton and Basinger will star alongside Brandon Routh, Austin Nichols, Ashley Olsen, Jon Foster and Lou Picci in the film. Shooting for the movie begins in October in LA, Uruguay and Argentina.