The first is entitled Manure, a title they should reconsider if only to make lazy film critics' jobs a little harder. Starring Billy Bob Thornton, Tea Leoni, and my man Kyle MacLachlan, the movie will explore the world of manure salesmen in 1960's heartland America. Upon reading that I frowned for a moment, but then realized that had you asked me who would be most likely to write and direct a movie about manure salesmen in 1960's heartland America, I would unhesitatingly have said the Polish Brothers.
Manure starts filming next week, aiming to finish around mid-July. At that point the Polishes will immediately go into production on Stay Cool, a "knowing-your-age comedy" (huh?) starring Winona Ryder, Chevy Chase and Sean Astin. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Mark Polish (the non-directing brother) will play a substantial acting role in both films.
Among other things, the Polish Brothers' work has a wonderful and genuine anti-authoritarian spirit, most prominently on display in The Astronaut Farmer. They're a seriously underappreciated pair.