Jeff Bridges will portray a down-on-his-luck, alcoholic country singer in the upcoming film, Crazy Heart, which is being co-produced by CMT Films. Maggie Gyllenhaal and Academy Award winner Robert Duvall also star in the film being written and directed by Scott Cooper. T Bone Burnett and songwriter Stephen Bruton will produce original music and the soundtrack. Principal photography will begin in Santa Fe, N.M., in August. Crazy Heart will be produced by Duvall's and Robert Carliner's Butchers Run Films, CMT Films and Informant Media. It is scheduled to debut in theaters in mid 2009.