Shaver Acts in Luke Wilson Movie

Texas songwriter Billy Joe Shaver will appear in the upcoming film The Wendell Baker Story, portraying an eccentric minister. Luke Wilson wrote the script and directed it with his brother Andrew. Luke’s brother Owen and Kris Kristofferson star in the movie, which was filmed in Austin, Texas. Shaver has also had roles in The Apostle and Secondhand Lions. A documentary about Shaver’s life, Portrait of Billy Joe, is expected on the film festival circuit in early 2004. 11/10/03