Bridges & Farrell Took Over Toby Keith Show For Concert Footage

JEFF BRIDGES and COLIN FARRELL took over a TOBY KEITH show to shoot live concert footage for their new movie CRAZY HEART.
The two musical movie stars play country singers in the film and one duet scene had to be filmed on a big stage - so director Scott Cooper booked them in for a slot between Montgomery Gentry and Keith on the country star's tour.
He reveals, "We had 10 minutes to shoot it. We asked Toby Keith and Montgomery Gentry, who were playing at the Journal Pavilion in Albuquerque if I could piggy back in between their shows.
"We had five cameras and 12,000 people there who were coming to see the Toby Keith show, because I felt if I didn't have real people in the audience it would never have that vitality or that electricity. We didn't tell the audience, so once they came out on stage people went nuts.
"We thought it would be a great surprise if people discovered Colin in the role because he's a big star and, with that, comes a lot of publicity, so we wanted to keep it a secret but they had their phones taping it and it was on YouTube that night."


Tags: Jeff Bridges - Colin Farrell - Toby Keith


More Jeff Bridges

The Giver Movie Review

Yet another teen sci-fi adventure, this movie may be sharply well-made but it struggles to find anything to say to an audience that has explored...

Jeff Bridges Brings His Wife Along To 'The Giver' NY Premiere - Part 5

Jeff Bridges and his wife of 37 years Susan Geston made their way to the New York premiere of 'The Giver' held at the Ziegfeld...

Who Is The Young Actor Brenton Thwaites?

An impressive cast of screen veterans, promising young newcomers, a multi-millions selling pop star and Katie Holmes have assembled for the dystopian sci-fi pic The...

The Giver: What Do We Need To Know?

American social science film, The Giver, was recently released on 15 August in the USA and is due to hit UK cinemas in the next...


Uneventful Box Office Maintains Summer Momentum

Not much to report from the box office after this week – despite all its manpower, Expendables 3 just couldn’t outgun previous chart toppers Teenage...

Jeff Bridges Wanted To Direct Father Lloyd in 'The Giver'

Jeff Bridgeshas revealed that he stumbled across his latest projectThe Giverby looking through children's books in search for a project for his father, Lloyd. Bridges...

The Lesser Known Films Of Robin Williams

The late Robin Williams was well-known for a number of iconic roles and had spread his talent liberally across comedy, thriller, drama and animation. From...

Weinstein's 'The Giver' Relies on Experience of Jeff Bridges, Meryl Streep

There were nervous, twitchy looks around the various Hollywood studios when Harvey Weinstein announced he was dipping his toe into the young-adult genre. That said,...



Jeff Bridges Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Jeff Bridges

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All