Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Stanton, Lovett Join Bridges, Timberlake on The Open Road

His Alien co-star Sigourney Weaver just got cast in Crazy on the Outside, and now 81-year-old Harry Dean Stanton is keeping up his well-established profile by co-starring in The Open Road, a drama starring Jeff Bridges, Justin Timberlake, Kate Mara, Mary Steenburgen, and (another new addition) Lyle Lovett. According to The Hollywood Reporter:
Stanton will play the grandfather of Timberlake's character, a young man trying to reconcile with his father (Bridges) as he heads home to his ill mother's bedside. Lovett will play a Memphis bartender who lends a helpful ear to Timberlake.

Writer-director Michael Meredith (Three Days of Rain) is shooting the project in Louisiana and other Southern locales. Between Lovett, Timberlake, and Stanton, this movie has quite the musical contingent. It's hard to say at this point how good or bad this movie will be, but I tend to agree with Roger Ebert when he says that "no movie featuring either Harry Dean Stanton or M. Emmet Walsh in a supporting role can be altogether bad."

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