Yup, Billy Bob is a Lone Star Booster. Well, so it seems anyway. First he starred in the historical drama The Alamo that’s set to release April 9th. And now Friday Night Lights, which is set for release on October 15, 2004. Billy Bob & crew had ascended upon Odessa for 3 weeks to complete post-production location filming, which wrapped this weekend. Having the film crew around gave our town’s economy and morale a much-needed shot in the arm.
For those not in the know, Friday Night Lights chronicles life in the football-driven West Texas city of Odessa and the feats of the ’88 season of famed Permian Panthers – the “winningest high-school football team in Texas history.”