Jeff Bridges (Iron Man), Maggie Gyllenhaal (The Dark Knight) and Robert Duvall have signed on to star in the music-based drama Crazy Heart for CMT Films and Informant Media, reports Variety.
Scott Cooper wrote and will direct the film, which is based on the debut novel by Thomas Cobb. The story centers on a down-on-his-luck, alcoholic country music singer (Bridges) who is able to get his life and career back on track through his relationship and experiences with a female reporter (Gyllenhaal).
Composer and producer T Bone Burnett will produce original music for the film and soundtrack. Duvall and Robert Carliner are producing via their Butchers Run Films. Judy Cairo, Cooper and Burnett are also producing. Bridges, Michael A. Simpson, Eric Brenner and Jeff Yapp executive produce.
Shooting is scheduled to start next month in and around Santa Fe, N.M.