Billy Bob Thornton, Eva Longoria Grace The Baytown Disco Poster

A new poster for Barry Battles’ The Baytown Disco promises “A Southern Whip-Ass Extravaganza!” And with Billy Bob Thornton in the lead role, that’s not too hard to imagine. Brace yourself for something epic, as the first official piece of marketing adopts a Star Wars-inspired character montage made famous by illustrator Drew Struzan. We have it below, or you can click here for a hi-res version:

That’s not all. In addition to the poster, LLeuju Productions dropped two new images from the film, which you also can find in our Baytown Disco gallery.

Why are we interested in this? And who is Barry Battles? Well, we’re not 100% sure yet, either. The actor, whose primary credit is Boys of Summerville, has one short on his directing resume (Mr. Extion), but he has cooked up a premise that has us pining for Raising Arizona-levels of Coen Brothers insanity.

As we reported months ago, Baytown casts Thornton and Desperate Housewives star Eva Longoria in a redneck comedy about a down-on-her-luck trailer floozie (assuming that will be Longoria) who tricks/hires/seduces three corn-fed losers to help her steal back her son, whom she claims is being abused by her ex (Thornton, we’re thinking). The scenario lends itself to all kinds of Southern shenanigans, and while we haven’t heard much since the casting process, the poster seems to confirm the wild, in-bred tone.

Battles co-wrote Baytown with Griffin Hood. The film is due out in theaters later this year. If it can make good on its slogan, we cold be in for a treat.

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