Toby Keith stars in "Beer for My Horses" movie
Thursday, February 28, 2008
– Toby Keith will take a break from touring to take the lead role in a film based on one of his songs, "Beer for My Horses."
A follow up to Keith's successful 2006 film "Broken Bridges," "Beer for My Horses" is named after Keith's number 1 single with the
same title and video with Willie Nelson. The film will debut theatrically
The movie also stars comedian Rodney Carrington, Claire Forlani,
("CSI: NY"), Ted Nugent, Barry
Corbin, ("No Country For Old Men," "Dukes of Hazzard"), and Tom Skerritt
("Brothers and Sisters") along with Nelson.
Written by Keith and Carrington, the movie follows the exploits of small town deputies and best friends who defy the local sheriff to embark on an outrageous road trip to save one of their girlfriends from drug lord kidnappers. Filming started early this month and runs through mid-March in locations in and around New Mexico.
Keith is very involved in the new film's creative process. "I'm a writer," he says. "That's a huge part of what I do. And while most of the time it's songs, I've had a lot of fun with Rodney putting together a screenplay that borrows a title from one of those songs. And now we're in the process of turning that script into a film with the help of a lot of great people and friends of mine. It's a
gratifying and creative experience, and I'm excited for people to see the
The movie is being produced by Keith and Donald Zuckerman and is executive produced by TK Kimbrell. Jeff Yapp and Leslie Belzberg will
serve as Executive Producers for CMT Films. The director is Michael Salomon, better known for music videos.
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