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Justin Timberlake Hits the Open Road With Jeff Bridges

Southern boy Justin Timberlake will return to his roots (er, nearby his roots, since he's from Tennessee) when he begins filming his next movie The Open Road in Louisiana later this month. Timberlake will play "a young man trying to reconnect with his father, a legendary athlete, as he struggles to get him home to his ailing mother’s bedside." Most likely, Bridges plays the father and Mary Steenburgen will play the ailing mother.

We know Timberlake can handle physical humor, goofball comedy, gritty drama, whatever Shrek the Third is classified as, and of course, pop princedom. It will be interesting to see him try his hand at what sounds like a heartfelt drama.

Also, he gets to star alongside the Dude! Lucky guy.


LaLaLaurie06 LaLaLaurie06 9 years
rivrchild rivrchild 9 years
I was really pleasantly surprised by him in Alpha Dog and Black Snake Moan. If he can stand out that much in secondary roles, I think he can pull off something bigger like this. He's a really smart guy and he's been going at the acting thing very wisely too. Taking it slow, working up a buzz until he can really get that break through role that he's ready for. Maybe this is it. I can't wait to see it.
omfg7891 omfg7891 9 years
me 2 :D
CoMMember136163918194871361639681 CoMMember136163918194871361639681 9 years
I am sooo looking forward to seeing that movie.
epicurean_Essy epicurean_Essy 9 years
I just saw this news on I'm actually pretty excited. I agree Buzz, Justin does have a lot of potential. I will definitely be seeing this the first week it comes out.
nancita nancita 9 years
Has anyone else noticed that all movies are being filmed in Louisiana these days? Seems like a new trend. That state must have a good new film commissioner.
Entertainment Entertainment 9 years
ilanac13 - I did see Alpha Dog and Justin was definitely a high point. Many critics agreed his performance in that film shows he has a lot of potential as an actor.
ilanac13 ilanac13 9 years
i guess that JT figures that he can't get any higher with his music career right now so he's really going to dive into acting. i wish that alpha dog did better (but i didn't see it so i guess i can't really comment). and 'black snake moan' and all the others that he's been in. one of these days either he'll hit it big in a movie or he'll just stick to what he's obviously good at
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