The independent drama film called “Jayne Mansfield's Car
,” directed by Billy Bob Thornton & co-written by Thornton & Tom Epperson, premiered in 2012
at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF). It was the first time that the movie premiered in North America. Now, the movie will have a limited screening in the United States come September 13; but, it will be available on August 20 via video on demand (VOD). This movie has a cast of notable film and TV veterans asides from Thornton such as
: Robert Duvall, John Hurt, Kevin Bacon, Katherine, LaNassa, Robert Patrick, Ray Stevenson, and Shawnee Smith.
Jayne Mansfield's Car focuses on the conflict, between society's cultures and family differences, between two families. It takes place in the still-segregated South during the 1960s. It is a Southern family interacting and conflicting with a British family. In the trailer, it is established that the matriarch is the same for both families. She left her original family in the South and married into a family from England. When she passes on, she request that she's buried back in the United States. Her new family travels to the US for the funeral proceedings. While there is a clash of cultures, both families slowly find things to relate to.