Bridges, Timberlake, Steenburgen to star

Jeff Bridges, Justin Timberlake and Mary Steenburgen will star in “The Open Road,” about a young man trying to reconnect with his father, a legendary athlete, as he struggles to get him home to his ailing mother’s bedside.

Kate Mara will play Timberlake’s girlfriend in the pic, written and to be helmed by Michael Meredith (“Land of Plenty,” “Three Days of Rain”). It is skedded to film in Louisiana and other Southern states later this month. German helmer Wim Wenders serves as visual consultant to cinematographer Yaron Orbach.

Odd Lot Intl. will handle global sales starting this week at the Berlin market. ICM packaged the film and will handle domestic sales.

Odd Lot principals Deborah Del-Prete and Gigi Pritzker will exec produce, while Justin Moore-Lewy and Charlie Mason will produce through Perfect Weekend, along with Meredith, David Schiff, Jordan Foley and Laurie Foxx.

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