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Willie Nelson, Richard Petty in Kevin Costner Film

Posted by amyclark on 08/16/2008

9/7/2007 Stephen L. Betts Willie Nelson has joined the cast of a new movie, Swing Vote, for Touchstone Pictures. According to, the comedy tells the story of a presidential election that comes down to one vote -- which will be cast by a father named Bud Johnson (to be played by Kevin Costner). The cast also includes Paula Patton, Kelsey Grammer, Dennis Hopper, Nathan Lane, Stanley Tucci, George Lopez, Judge Reinhold, Mare Winningham. Along with Willie, who plays himself in the film, Richard Petty will also appear as himself. Production began in July in Albuquerque, New Mexico.