Sunday, November 15, 2009
POSTER/BUZZ: Crazy Heart...
Originally built with the help of the CMT network, Crazy Heart is a film that has burst out of nowhere (set for a spring 2010 release originally), and has gathered MASSIVE buzz for both the film as a whole, as well as the films male lead. Well, add a poster to that buzz.
What the hell is Crazy Heart you all may be asking? Here's the films synopsis:
Bad Blake is a broken-down, hard-living country music singer who’s had way too many marriages, far too many years on the road and one too many drinks way too many times. And yet, Bad can’t help but reach for salvation with the help of Jean, a journalist who discovers the real man behind the musician. Bad also becomes the mentor to a contemporary country star, Tommy Sweet (Colin Farrell), while simultaneously struggling in the rising young crooner’s shadow.
The film stars Jeff Bridges, who is getting Mickey Rourke size buzz for his performance as the lead, Bad Blake. Bridges isn't only a strong performer in the film, according to those who have seen it, but he also sings in the film, a bonus that the Academy truly loves. It's not a super strong year for male leads, so so far this year, it looks like Bridges and Colin Firth, for A Single Man, look like the Rourke/Penn double team for this year.
Along with buzz from critics, Bridges is going to get not only nominated, but be put right in the forefront, because the man has been pumping out performance after performance for 40 years now. Seriously, this a performance the Academy jerks itself off to in their golden coked out daze.
Just saying, watch out for this film come Oscar time.
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