SLING BLADE TO AGENCY
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[ December 11th 2001 ]
William Morris Agency, Billy Bob Thornton has
become the man who isn't there. The Oscar-winning
screenwriter, director, actor and musician has
discharged the firm after almost a decade there.
He has signed with Creative Artists Agency.
is currently in theaters with the Coen brothers'
black comedy The Man Who Wasn't There, which has
grossed almost $6 million after 40 days of limited
release. His next picture, the acclaimed Monster's
Ball, opens Dec. 26. His last major release was
the box office flop Bandits. He won an Academy
Award in 1997 for writing Sling Blade.
album Private Radio, which received decidedly
mixed reviews, was released on Mercury Records
in September. A short tour to support it was announced
and then postponed until next year. Thornton is
also adding Geyer Kosinski of Industry Entertainment
to his management team, joining current manager
and former William Morris agent Todd Harris. Kosinski
already represents Thornton's wife, actress Angelina
placed to CAA and Industry Entertainment were
not returned late Monday. Both Harris and William
Morris declined comment.