Jeff Bridges got the lead role in Crazy Heart, an upcoming drama movie directed by Scott Cooper and based on the novel by Thomas Cobb. The film is starring Jeff Bridges, Maggie Gyllenhaal (she’s the older sister of actor Jake Gyllenhaal), Colin Farrell, and Robert Duvall. It is set for a release on December 16, 2009.
Here below the first official movie poster of Crazy Heart:
And we now have the trailer of Crazy Heart:
“Bad Blake (Jeff Bridges) is an emotionally-crippled, alcoholic country music singer, with one too many failed marriages under his belt. Enter Jean Craddock (Maggie Gyllenhaal), a young journalist who begins to see the man behind the musician and helps Bad get his life back on track. In doing so, Bad also becomes the mentor to a contemporary country star, Tommy Sweet (Colin Farrell), while simultaneously struggling in the rising young crooner’s shadow.”
I prefer Jeff Bridges as a crazy new-age military instructor (like in Men Who Stare At Goats) rather than an old singer, but I’m sure his performance in Crazy Heart will make the film worth watching.