Thornton: Filmmakers can’t take risks

by Peter D. Marshall

from Cover Media.


Billy Bob Thornton believes the television boom comes down to “economics”.

The actor, who stars in FX series Fargo, says small screen projects have “taken over” bigger-budget independent film, sending the most talented writers to what used to be considered a less prestigious outlet for storytelling.

And he insists excelled interest in television can be boiled down to simple math.

“It has to do with economics,” he told Deadline. “Moviegoers are young people into the social networks, and that is a young man’s game. So movies are either $3 million to $4 million independents that are very hip and plug into something with a 21-year-old, or they are huge event movies.”

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