Ever Heard of The Open Road with Justin Timberlake?
by Alex Billington
May 11, 2009
The reason why I'm asking that question in the title is because we all probably should have heard of this. Don't be worried, until today I didn't know much about The Open Road either, but I thought I'd introduce you to it. Anchor Bay just picked up the theatrical and home video rights to the "family dramady" written and directed by Michael Meredith (of Three Days of Rain previously). Jeff Bridges stars as a former baseball player, and Justin Timberlake as his estranged son. The two go on a road trip from Ohio to Houston to see Timberlake's mother, played by Mary Steenburgen, from which Bridges is also separated, in the hospital.
Although it's a very bad sign that this hasn't played at a single film festival over the last year since its been finished, it could still potentially be pretty good. At least it has a very interesting cast. The reason why I wanted to mention this is because I didn't know about it before today and, like plenty of previous films, I'll now check it out because of the cast. As with Timberlake's Alpha Dog in 2007, I probably wouldn't have taken an interest in that movie if it weren't for his involvement. And he's actually fairly good in that and it's a good movie (or so I thought). Anchor Bay's plan is to put this out in very limited release this summer.