Phase 4 Films has acquired all North American rights to The Baytown Outlaws, the Billy Bob Thornton and Eva Longoria action comedy that had been called The Baytown Disco. The plan is to release the film theatrically early next year. Barry Battles directed his 2009 Black List script (co-written with Griffin Hood) about three ruthless Alabama brothers who find themselves on the wrong side a crazy cast of characters as colorful as they are lethal when the trio finally tries to do a single good deed. The deal was negotiated by Phase 4’s Larry Greenberg and Katharyn Howe with WME Global on behalf of the filmmakers. Highland Film Group is handling international sales.

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