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A month ago, there was very little known about the Jeff Bridges led drama Crazy Heart, from first time director Scott Cooper. But since Fox Searchlight announced that it would be releasing the film in limited release in December, the curiosity of the online community has been piqued. The film stars Jeff Bridges as a broke-down musician whose encounter with a much younger reporter (Maggie Gyllenhaal) causes him to take a look at his life, where he’s come from, where he is and where he’s got left to go. It is being touted as a film that’s full of heart, promise and a “once in a lifetime” performance from Bridges. It is also a film that sports a great cast, which also includes Robert Duvall and Colin Farrell.

Based on the trailer — which was released by Searchlight and Apple yesterday — we can see that Crazy Heart is certainly a film made to win awards. It is a mix of the narrative from The Wrestler combined with a musical biopic feel. A story of heartbreak, loss and finding one’s self. Sounds like something that should be coming out in December. And with Jeff Bridges leading the way, I can’t help but be intrigued.

Watch the trailer and check out the recently released poster for yourself below. Crazy Heart is in theaters beginning December 16, 2009.

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.

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