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Thornton joins 'Eagle Eye' cast

Nov. 8, 2007 at 7:48 AM   |   Comments

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 8 (UPI) -- Billy Bob Thornton has reportedly signed on to star in the new big-screen thriller "Eagle Eye," opposite Rosario Dawson, Anthony Mackie and Shia LaBeouf.

The production attracted attention earlier this week when LaBeouf, 21, was arrested for allegedly trespassing at a Chicago Walgreens just days before the film was slated to start shooting in the Windy City.

Directed by "Taking Lives" and "Disturbia" director D.J. Caruso, "Eagle Eye" is about two people framed as terrorists and forced to join a group plotting a political assassination, the Hollywood Reporter said.

Thornton, who has starred in "Mr. Woodcock," "Bad Santa," "Sling Blade" and "Pushing Tin," will play a hero in the new film, the trade paper said.

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