Lovett, Stanton hit 'Open Road'


NEW YORK -- Lyle Lovett and Harry Dean Stanton are traveling with Justin Timberlake and Jeff Bridges on "The Open Road."

Stanton will play the grandfather of Timberlake's character, a young man trying to reconcile with his father (Bridges) as he heads home to his ill mother's bedside. Lovett will play a Memphis bartender who lends a helpful ear to Timberlake.

Writer-director Michael Meredith ("Three Days of Rain") is shooting the project in Louisiana and other Southern locales. Kate Mara and Mary Steenburgen also star.

Perfect Weekend's Justin Moore-Lewy and Charlie Mason are producing with Meredith, Jordan Foley, Laurie Foxx and David Schiff.

Odd Lot principals Deborah Del Prete and Gigi Pritzker are executive producing with Heidi Levitt, Scott MacFarland, Jason Hewitt and director Wim Wenders.

Lovett ("Walk Hard") is repped by Paradigm and Ken Levitan of Vector Management. Stanton ("Alpha Dog") is repped by Bresler, Kelly & Associates.