Billy Bob Thornton To Direct March 13, 2008 A group of travelers takes a wrong detour and ends up the main course in a bizarre little town. Billy Bob Thornton is to return to the director’s chair, reports Cinematical. Billy Bob is reported to be involved in two new projects as directors with one projected confirmed and the other close to a deal. The confirmed project is a book adaptation, though as yet, no further details have been revealed. The second tentatively confirmed project will focuses on Floyd Collins, the celebrated pioneer caver. This will be the actor’s first directing job since ‘Daddy and Them’, seven years ago. TIDBIT: Billy Bob’s mother, a psychic, predicted he would work with Burt Reynolds. That prediction came true when he did three episodes of Reynolds’ CBS series “Evening Shade” (1990).