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'The Baytown Disco': Eva Longoria, Billy Bob Thornton Join New Comedy

04/18/2011 10:21 am ET | Updated Jun 18, 2011

It's been a good month for Eva Longoria. After a tumultuous winter filled with divorce-fueled gossip, Longoria's April has included the release of her new cookbook and a significant raise in her long awaited new "Desperate Housewives" contract. Now, she can add a new movie to the list.

Longoria has been cast in "The Baytown Disco," a comedy film about a gorgeous woman who convinces three less-than-intelligent redneck brothers to rescue her son from what she calls an abusive ex-husband. The Wrap, who broke the news of her casting, says there's been no official word on which role she'll take on, but a strong assumption can be made that she'll be playing the mistress in alleged distress.

Billy Bob Thornton has also signed up for the Barry Battles-written and directed film.

"The Baytown Disco" will be the third film in Longoria's return to movies; the upcoming Cristiada, about the Mexican Cristeros War, will mark her first time appearing on the big screen since 2008. She'll also play lead in "Without Men," another Latin America-set war drama, and "Days of Grace," a Mexican-set drama.

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