Drama: Billy Bob Thornton jokes about working with Brad Pitt

Could Angelina Jolie's two famous exes unite on-screen?

Billy Bob Thornton, never one to avoid stoking the flames, joked to Playboy that he'd like to make a "Southern heist thriller" with Brad Pitt, the estranged husband of his ex-wife Angelina Jolie.

"This might surprise people, but I'd love to do a movie with Brad Pitt," he said. "I think we'd be great together. We'd play a couple of good Southern guys. We grew up not far from each other, me in Arkansas, him in Missouri. We come from the same thing. Brad does a very good Southern character."

Turns out, the Bad Santa 2 star has plenty of ideas for their potential movie together. "There was a little movie this year called Hell or High Water, about two brothers who are bank robbers in Texas," he said. "They have to get money to save their family’s farm. Now, the guys who starred in it were around 35, which is natural. But Brad and I could do our own version of a Southern heist thriller."

Yep, we'd watch that.

Thornton also opened up about his relationship with Jolie, explaining that he didn't think he could've made that relationship work. "Ultimately, no. I think we could have lasted a couple more years, maybe five more, but I kind of blew it with her," he said.

In the end, he says, he's thankful for their relationship, saying that he's still friends" with his ex. "That won’t ever go away," he said. "We don’t talk on a regular basis; sometimes I won’t see her for five years. But I offer. I know she’s been through a lot. “'If you ever need to talk, if you ever need anything….' She knows that."

"She’s a great person. And she’s one of the people who didn’t abandon me," he continued.

Maybe Thornton and Jolie are on good enough terms where he can joke about working with her estranged husband. Or not. Besides, as Thornton says, "I don’t talk about my enemies."


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