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Billy Bob Thornton needs to borrow your car

AP

AP

Hey Billy Bob Thornton and his buddies Kevin Bacon, Robert Duvall, Dwight Yoakam and Pierce Brosnan need to borrow your car. They’ll spot you a few bucks when you toss ‘em the keys.

Cool?

Actually, “Jayne Mansfield’s Car,” the movie that Thornton co-wrote, stars in along with the other guys and is directing, needs your wheels for a scene. The project needs vintage rides – only 1969 and older, since the movie is set in 1969. The movie is filming today at Oakhurst Church in Decatur, which has been rendered temporarily into a hardware store for this scene.

If you’d like to offer up your ride for the shoot, email your name, number and the year, make and model of the car to ecaindie@gmail.com. You’ll be paid for the use of your vehicle.

Rev that engine! They’re in sort of a hurry here.

- Jennifer Brett/The Buzz/jbrett@ajc.com

53 comments Add your comment

Elaine Campbell

July 5th, 2011
11:20 am

I have a 2003 f 150 pickup and a 2005 suv

Kash

July 5th, 2011
11:21 am

…and illiteracy?

@Kash

July 5th, 2011
11:26 am

@Campbell

July 5th, 2011
11:28 am

@campbell i heard they are paying $500 for the day, you should drive both your cars down at the same time, easy money. 2003 f -150 and 2005 suv right?

twalker

July 5th, 2011
11:30 am

@Kash…..LOL….@Elaine….Reading is Funda(mental).

CatLover

July 5th, 2011
11:30 am

Dang! That’s what I get for buying new!!!

William

July 5th, 2011
11:32 am

Who gives a flying rats @ss. Lets get these movie types out of GA

Jim Warren

July 5th, 2011
11:32 am

With more notice, I could have had my 64 Corvair convertible in place!

Shiri

July 5th, 2011
11:34 am

2005 SUV , 2003 F150 ? The movie is in an ‘era 1969′, meaning 1969 cars would be a NEW car then…not back to the FUTURE movie.

Bob

July 5th, 2011
11:36 am

‘Flying Rats Ass’ cars were in the 70’s, not 1969…

dirtyo11

July 5th, 2011
11:36 am

William bad as the economy is we need al the movies that we can get in Ga. Use your head and stop thinking with your butt…movies in a city mean money coming into the city. PEOPLE LIKE YOU ARE THE ONES THAT’S KEEPING GEORGIA IN THE REAR WHEN IT COMES TO OTHER STATES

Jennifer Brett

July 5th, 2011
11:45 am

Dirtyo11 is correct. Movies put lots of people to work, not just “movie types.”

Jennifer

Danny C.

July 5th, 2011
11:45 am

Movies in Georgia bring in revenue for the locals and State. The BURTmiester and the ‘Great One’ (Jackie Gleason) brought in a lot of money for the state when ‘Smokey and the Bandit’came roaring through..

Mikey

July 5th, 2011
11:48 am

dirtyo11 you are so right! They don’ spend allyear making a moving – they shoot a scene here another there and then put the whole thing together for us to watch. A few days can bring in a lot of funds for businesses and people who are hired locally. Let them film all they want – enough money comes in less tax increase!

Randy

July 5th, 2011
11:52 am

Let the Disney Channel film a movie here and we all would be TAX Free for a year. (No sales tax for a year).. ☺

MidtownMatt

July 5th, 2011
11:53 am

Thanks for the timely notification, Jennifer!

Just curious

July 5th, 2011
11:55 am

William

Were you born stupid or is that something you’ve be acquiring as you’ve gotten older? Is filming a movie here an inconvenience for you? If so, let’s get YOU out of GA and keep the movie money coming in.

OBAMA SUCKS

July 5th, 2011
12:03 pm

Enter your comments here

Jimmyjam048

July 5th, 2011
12:09 pm

Stupidity should be painful.

Scott

July 5th, 2011
12:09 pm

lol @ Just curious. Agreed! ; )

JRev

July 5th, 2011
12:11 pm

@ Obama Sucks: Thank you. Based upon your moniker alone, I and everyone who reads this blog have been rendered powerless to make our own decisions and will not be able to vote for Obama. I take it that you also have similarly poignant bumper stickers on your car that are sure to edjukate the public?

Tim Stephens

July 5th, 2011
12:12 pm

I have a Blue and white 55 chevy and a black 56 ford truck and I’m interested in the details…. I would love to bring our cars…

Tom Todaro

July 5th, 2011
12:14 pm

Huge mistake! 1969 and earlier if the movie is set in 1969!

Tom Todaro

July 5th, 2011
12:17 pm

Older than a ‘69, okay.

effin itup

July 5th, 2011
12:22 pm

I’ll cruise through in my hybrid. Back to the Future 4.

itpdude

July 5th, 2011
12:23 pm

Great planning.

THE TRUTH

July 5th, 2011
12:27 pm

A shout out to Obama sucks, I can’t wait to see the movie of Obozo 4 and out.

Wisconsin

July 5th, 2011
12:31 pm

JRev what does the President have to do with this blog you people get on my DAMM nerve always blaming the President for all your problems get a life if you dont’t like the President move your ASS out of the country.

Wisconsin

July 5th, 2011
12:31 pm

The Truth you SUCK As TOO!!!!!

THE TRUTH

July 5th, 2011
12:36 pm

Wisconsin, maybe where you are from, but your head is like swiss cheese. I was talking to Obama sucks.

William

July 5th, 2011
12:41 pm

They may put some to work but they also keep others from getting to work. When was the last time the city shut down the street so I could make a profit?

William

July 5th, 2011
12:42 pm

And yes I do see just how good the California economy is due to all the moves they have made.

Jay

July 5th, 2011
12:46 pm

Have fun wasting your time, they said the same thing when they were shooting the “change up”. The day off they decided they were going to pay you $25! I promptly left which Im glad I did, I heard they ended up shooting for 13 hours!

Dave in Marietta

July 5th, 2011
12:47 pm

William, your attempt at a sarcastic comeback failed miserably.

jim

July 5th, 2011
12:55 pm

Darth Quagmire was here!

Zac Daddy

July 5th, 2011
1:11 pm

Dang cash for clunkers, I knew that thing was going to be worth more someday!

Jennifer Brett

July 5th, 2011
1:17 pm

MidtownMatt sorry man, I know this isn’t a lot of notice. I post stuff soon as I find out about it. As I am finding out covering the film industry, things often happen quickly. Example: “The Change-Up” recently filmed a big scene at North Point Mall in Alpharetta, where Ryan Reynolds and Jason Bateman ran through a parking lot in the rain. So, they needed a bunch of cars (and people willing to sit there all night while Jason and Ryan ran past). They had put out the casting call a few days in advance and then after a few hours decided they needed more. So seriously it’s like 10 pm. and they’re scrambling for more cars! I guess that’s show biz.

Jennifer

Wooderson

July 5th, 2011
1:23 pm

Let me tell you what Melba Toast is packin’ right here, all right. We got 4:11 Positrac outback, 750 double pumper, Edelbrock intake, bored over 30, 11 to 1 pop-up pistons, turbo-jet 390 horsepower. We’re talkin’ some x@#&%x muscle. If you’re interested, BBT, just call, all right.

Luke Smith

July 5th, 2011
1:30 pm

We have a 1968 Camero SS and a 1957 Chevy Belair, 2 door.

Litt

July 5th, 2011
1:40 pm

Before you give them the keys to your trusted ride you should know, if they destroy your prized vehicle, they will only pay you ACV, not what it would cost to purchase the same vehicle.

I had a buddy, he had a 1940’s military vehicle that was rented for the production of “Pearl Harbor” about a decade ago. He thought it was a good deal to get $500 per day. The guys on set ended up shooting it to pieces with a 50 cal machine gun. After the filming he got a check for an appraised value of $40,000, not the $80,000 that would be needed to buy another one like it.

Vee W.

July 5th, 2011
1:54 pm

I knew I should have saved my old clunker from the summer of love. It still smelled new, only the springs needed replacing.

Kettle, meet pot

July 5th, 2011
1:56 pm

LOL, @ Wisconsin. I have a feeling that if you followed your own advice to move out of the country, you would of moved to Canada during the Bush administration.

The Bald Eagle

July 5th, 2011
1:59 pm

@William. I really thought your first post was a joke, then you had to follow up and show that you really are just ignorant. The recent boom in movie and tv production has brought millions into the Georgia economy. There are dozens of films and tv shows that have been filmed or are slated to begin filming soon employing hundreds of Georgians and bringing lots of revenue to local businesses. This is a good thing. Giving studios incintives to film in GA is one of the few things our General Assembly got right. Sorry you had to take a 5 minute detour to get to work.

And @ JRev, yes, we can all tell that “OBAMA SUCKS” probably isn’t all that bright. However, it’s best not to feed the trolls.

Back on topic. I have ‘71 Impala I’d love to see on the big screen, regardless of the compensation. Too bad she misses the cut off by just a couple of years.

Gary W

July 5th, 2011
2:14 pm

‘Loaning’ them your car is like giving a stranger your car who’s a driver in a demo-derby. Even when a car comes to a roaring stop and opens the door before it stops,it will sprang the door hinges and won’t ever line up (no door stops). Go to a Mexican car auction nearby and get a $100 clunker and the movie producer will pay you double or more for it.

Kat

July 5th, 2011
2:37 pm

Remember, this IS a Billy Bob Thornton movie – do you really want to be associated with it? Just saying…

bigguy

July 5th, 2011
2:46 pm

My ride is a ‘62 model and she don’t lay it down like she used to.

Anarcho Bicyclist

July 5th, 2011
3:12 pm

William, I didn’t have to take a detour on my way to work, because I ride a bicycle. Maybe you should try it, sounds like you have some stress in your life. The film crew is using an old strip mall which has had several unsuccessful businesses come and go… and I’m sure all the small businesses in “downtown” Oakhurst are glad to have the extra business. On top of that I rode through the set and got treated to a free vintage car show… some nice pieces out there!

Renee

July 5th, 2011
4:18 pm

I have access to several old cars 55, 57 66 69 feel free to call

chimney butte

July 5th, 2011
7:06 pm

Mr. Thornton is a class act and one of the most genuine individuals I have ever met.Give what he needs you wont regret it one bit when you see your car as part of a masterpiece by a talented artist.

Paul

July 5th, 2011
7:42 pm

If one missed out on today’s activity, how can one get notifications for future ventures? And what was it paying? 66 continental