Viewers of the Crazy Heart trailer can’t help but compare it to The Wrestler. First-time director Scott Cooper’s screenplay (adapted from Thomas Cobb’s book of the same name) features the same archetypal down-on-his-luck protagonist, a hard-living country singer named Bad Blade (Jeff Bridges). Maggie Gyllenhaal plays a reporter who helps the drunken codger get his life back together. Robert Duvall and Colin Farrell costar.
The score for the movie is written by T-Bone Burnett, the producer best known for the O Brother Where Art Thou and Big Lebowski soundtracks, as well as the critically acclaimed Raising Sand album from Robert Plant and Alison Krauss. Burnett has his hands all over the picture; he co-produced and co-wrote much of the material. The poster and stills were released yesterday, and today we have the trailer. Check it out after the jump.
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Crazy Heart is in theaters beginning December 16th — just in time for Oscar season.