Billy Bob's Filmography
THE RED MACHINE (2013)
"We're gonna need a bigger forest." (Okay, I just made that up.)
James Marsden (X MEN, ENCHANTED) and Thomas Jane (HUNG, yes, and so good in THE MIST) are a pair of estranged brothers who enter the wilderness. Marsden, fresh out of jail, is the ne'er-do-well who has come home to settle somed unfinished business. Jane is the town sheriff who helps his fiancée track the local fauna. Their outing in the great white north takes off, but goes horribly south when they are attacked, then relentlessly pursued by a monstrous and seriously territorial grizzly bear. This is clearly not Yogi Bear or Gentle Ben territory because this particular specimen of Ursus arctos horribilis goes by the nickname Red Machine.
Billy Bob plays
Douglass, an Alaskan bear tracker whom James Marsden describes as much like Robert Shaw's Quint character in JAWS. Douglass ain't quite right in the head, but he knows that bears do more than you-know-what in the woods. The cast includes Adam Beach (THE FLAGS OF OUR FATHERS, COWBOYS AND ALIENS), Scott Glenn ("You spook easily, Starling?"), Kelly Curran (HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER), and Michaela McManus (THE VAMPIRE DIARIES). Piper Perabo (THE PRESTIGE) plays Thomas Jane's fiancée, a wilderness-savvy photographer whose ability to survive the escalating danger may be hampered by the fact that she is deaf.
What Billy Bob Gets To Do
Ride a horse, hunt a bear, mysterious appear and disappear in the woods.
Upon leaving Berlin (where the top award, by the way, is the Golden Bear), Billy Bob jetted straight out to Vancouver to film RED MACHINE, a (ahem) grizzly thriller set in the Alaskan wilds. And if you're wondering just how red this machine can get, it is being directed by David Hackl (SAW V) from a script by J.R. Reher.
No word yet if Sarah Palin will make a cameo appearance as a Mama Grizzly.