So, Renee Zellweger has returned from her break and is starring alongside Forest Whitaker in a new movie called My Own Love Song. The movie is basically Duets 2: The Squinty Eyed Female Crazy Heart, and it features a soundtrack of 16 brand new songs from Bob Dylan. Including a song that he wrote that Renee Zellweger performs herself called “Life Is Hard” (haha, good name, life IS hard, you guys). From 24bit.com:
As we mentioned last year, Bob Dylan’s most recent (non-Christmas) album, Together Through Life, came about after the iconic singer/songwriter became inspired during recording sessions for a soundtrack to the forthcoming Renée Zellweger-starring film My Own Love Song. [ed. note: now titled Life Is Hard, LOLO]
It may be a surprise to some that Dylan would agree to contribute new songs to this project, but given that the drama also stars Forest Whitaker, an actor Dylan praised in his memoir, Chronicles: Volume One, it makes perfect sense. What I didn’t see coming, however, was that Zellweger performs the brand new Dylan-penned song “Life Is Hard” in the film.
So, Bob Dylan is dead? I didn’t realize that. I am assuming he is dead because how else is he going to ROLL IN HIS GRAVE. Renee Zellweger performing Bob Dylan. What is this, an episode of Ruining Things with the Stars? After the jump, a clip of Renee Zellweger singing Woodie Guthrie’s “This Land Is Your Land,” followed by a slow-zoom on Forest Whitaker making the most serious face I have ever seen:
Hahahahahahahah. She actually sings the song pretty well, I guess. If I was a drag queen hosting a karaoke night at a run-down bar, I would definitely ask everyone to “give it up for Renee.” But clearly this movie should have been titled The Most Serious Faces. What are those faces?! You guys, relax! We all know you are actors!
Good luck on your EGOT, Renee Zellweger. You still need an Emmy, Grammy, and Tony, but considering how crazy it is that you have an Oscar, you are actually much closer than anyone might have dared to hope!