Billy Bob Thornton and Brad Pitt now have something more than Angelina Jolie in common.
Thornton has signed to star in a feature film adaptation of "Peace Like a River," a Warner Bros. project on which Pitt will serve as a producer.
Based on the book by Leif Enger, "Peace" is a tale of loyalty and revenge that revolves around an American family that gets into a deadly spat with some neighborhood thugs. No director is in place.
Thornton recently wrapped shooting on "Bad News Bears," which opens July 22 via Paramount. He last was seen in "Friday Night Lights" and is shooting "Mr. Woodcock." Pitt stars in last weekend's box office champ "Mr. & Mrs. Smith," alongside rumored paramour Jolie, Thornton's ex-wife.
Also producing "Peace Like a River" is Hollywood veteran David Brown, who acquired the book in 2001 with his own money, and his business partner Kit Golden.
Now they can compare couch-fucking stories.