This is a very strange independent film: it has a whole series of name actors (Jeff Bridges, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Colin Farrell, and Robert Duvall), but no one seems to know much about it. It hasn’t appeared at any film festivals but has only been screened a select few times. However, the buzz that the film has generated has galvanized Jeff Bridges to all kinds of acclaim. Bridges plays Bad Blake, a hard-drinking country singer who is on the down slope of his life, until a journalist discovers the man behind the music. Distributed by Fox Searchlight, Crazy Heart will open to a limited release on December 11th, 2009.