Audiences Can Hit ‘The Open Road’ This Summer


While none of us were paying attention – or still hung over from The Dark Knight last year – Justin Timberlake and Jeff Bridges teamed up to make a movie together called The Open Road. Very sneaky. Luckily, the huge conspiracy has been revealed, and the movie has no choice but to show itself to audiences late this summer.

Thanks to Anchor Bay, who is releasing the indie project by writer/director Michael Meredith, we’ll be able to see just what Timberlake and Bridges were up to.

The story focuses on a son (Timberlake) who takes a road trip with his girlfriend (played by Kate Mara) in order to bring his estranged, baseball legend father (Bridges) back to his dying mother’s side. This all according to Variety.

So far, the film has a healthy rating on IMDB (6.6), and a little research reveals that it’s at least been showcased at the European Film Market, but it’s unclear if it’s played any festivals.

However, perhaps the biggest news is that some of the scenes were filmed in my very own hometown of Corpus Christi, Texas. As everyone knows, Pearl Harbor was also filmed there, and we know how well that turned out.

Wait, how could this have been filmed right under my nose without me knowing? Clearly, I’m slipping in my old age.

Nevertheless, this project actually sounds like a pretty solid late summer dramedy option, so it’s good to see that it’ll be winging its way to theaters. Apparently there’s still life in indie filmmaking after all.

What do you think?

A veteran of writing about movies for nearly a decade, Scott Beggs has been the Managing Editor of Film School Rejects since 2009. Despite speculation, he is not actually Walter Mathau's grandson. See? He can't even spell his name right.

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