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First look: New Emily Wells music video features footage from upcoming movie with Neil Gaiman, Jeff Bridges, and more

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In the not-too-distant future, Here Is Something Beautiful (etc. — an animated movie based on the life of influential underground writer and poet Richard Brautigan — will be hitting the festival circuit, and not without some fanfare.

The movie, directed by Anthony Lucero and Paul Swensen, will feature evocative rotoscoped animation (see: the Richard Linklater films Waking Life and A Scanner Darkly), and will feature appearances from Jeff Bridges, Neil Gaiman, Wim Wenders, and more — as well as an original score from acclaimed NYC singer-songwriter Emily Wells.

As a preview, Wells’ has a new video for her single “Darlin'” that features a full scene from the film, and you can watch it exclusively here. Like the movie itself, the video’s directed by Anthony Lucero and animated by Jun Awakawa, offering fans a first look at the movie’s visuals. The scene is inspired by Brautigan’s short story “Times Square in Montana,” taken from his book The Tokyo-Montana Express. The song itself (taken from her recent album Mama Acoustic Recordings) is simple and spare, with Wells’ quietly compelling voice nicely complementing the scene’s absorbing animation.

Take a look at the video below:

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Jeff Bridges performs on 'Today,' doesn't care about the Grammys: Watch it here

Jeff Bridges’ musical pedigree was cemented well before he put out an album or even won an Oscar for his portrayal of a down-and-out country star in the film Crazy Heart.

Some thirteen years ago, The Big Lebowski‘s Dude dug on Creedence but hated the Eagles. Now that is country strong.

In any event, Bridges got his band (and his beard) up early this morning to pay a visit to Today to chat with Matt Lauer and play “What a Little Bit of Love Can Do,” the opening track from his new album, which hits store shelves today.

He told Lauer that the song (which was written by former Kris Kristofferson collaborator Stephen Bruton) was one of the tunes considered for inclusion in Crazy Heart, and it wouldn’t be much of a stretch to hear the song coming out of Bad Blake.

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Jeff Bridges signs a record deal, inches closer to becoming his character from 'Crazy Heart'

Jeff Bridges won an Oscar for his portrayal of a down-and-out musician on the road to nowhere in Crazy Heart, and now he’s officially on the road to real-life musician-dom with a record deal on Blue Note—the jazz-originated label that is currently home to Norah Jones and Amos Lee, among others.

Bridges will team up with old friend and producer T-Bone Burnett (who also twiddled the knobs on the Crazy Heart soundtrack, which won him an Oscar as well) to release an album. It will contain a handful of original compositions as well as covers of songs by Tom Waits, Bo Ramsey and Greg Brown.

His solo debut, due later this summer, will also feature guest appearances by the likes of Roseanne Cash and Sam Phillips (among others), though there is no word on whether or not Bridges’ greatest duet partner will be along for the ride.

Between the album news and Bridges penchant for getting real with reporters, it’s like the actor really is morphing into his Crazy Heart alter ego Otis “Bad” Blake (though honestly, better him than Clu 2).

What do you think readers—are you stoked for Bridges’ latest role?

Read more on EW.com:
Julianne Moore and Jeff Bridges circling ‘The Seventh Son’
‘True Grit': John Wayne vs. Jeff Bridges — which one has more true grit?
Jeff Bridges: (Finally!) An Oscar Winner

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