Currently playing in limited release is Fox Searchlight’s Crazy Heart. If you haven’t yet heard about the film….it’s understandable. Originally scheduled for release next year, Fox Searchlight has mounted an impressive last minute campaign to get the film into theaters next week as they’re trying to get Jeff Bridges his long deserved Oscar.
In Crazy Heart, Jeff Bridges stars as the anti-hero Bad Blake in the debut feature film from writer-director Scott Cooper. 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 (Maggie Gyllenhaal), a journalist who discovers the real man behind the musician.
I saw the film last week, and the buzz surrounding Jeff Bridges performance is well deserved. He’s great as Bad Blake and I think it’s a sure bet he’ll be nominated for an Oscar. So to help promote the film, I recently spoke with Maggie Gyllenhaal. We talked about the sudden release of the film, working with Jeff Bridges, and is she excited to see Prince of Persia as her brother is the lead. Our conversation is after the jump:
- We talk how the movie got released very quickly
- Working with Jeff Bridges and chemistry
- Playing a mom now that she really is a mother
- Is she looking forward to Prince of Persia