Lovett and Stanton hit "Open Road"

Tue Mar 25, 2008 4:13am EDT

Country singer Lyle Lovett performs during a concert in New York in this June 6, 2000 file photo. Lovett and Harry Dean Stanton are traveling with Justin Timberlake and Jeff Bridges on ''The Open Road.'' REUTERS/Mike Segar MS

Country singer Lyle Lovett performs during a concert in New York in this June 6, 2000 file photo. Lovett and Harry Dean Stanton are traveling with Justin Timberlake and Jeff Bridges on ''The Open Road.''

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NEW YORK (Hollywood Reporter) - Country singer 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.

Stanton and Timberlake co-starred in the suburban crime drama "Alpha Dog." Lovett appeared in "Three Days of Rain."

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