Jeff Bridges stars in short film for Kahlua

3rd September, 2014 by Amy Hopkins

American actor Jeff Bridges, star of The Big Lebowski, has been recruited by Kahlua to star in a short film celebrating the White Russian cocktail.


Jeff Bridges’ character in The Big Lebowski was famous for his love of the White Russian cocktail

The Oscar-winning star, whose character Jeff “The Dude” Lebowski in 1998 cult film was known for his love of White Russians, will narrate and star in the film to promote coffee and rum liqueur Kahlua – an essential ingredient in the cocktail.

The short film, entitled The White Russian, will focus on Kahlua’s role in the classic cocktail category as well as in pop culture. Directed by Ivan Zacharias, it charts the tales of the unlikely meeting of two men, one of which is played by Bridges.

“The White Russian is one of the most popular classic cocktails and it’s seeing a massive revival right now, so to work with Kahlua on this project is great timing,” said Jeff Bridges.

“As a short film entirely inspired by a simple classic cocktail, this story is creative, enigmatic and beautifully shot.”

Owned by French drinks group Pernod Ricard, sales of the liqueur were revealed to have declined by 7% in 2013/14.

The film will premiere at a private screening on 9 September attended by Bridges and a number of fans.

“There are few classic cocktails that resonate as powerfully across generations as the White Russian made with Kahlua and we wanted to partner with a fellow icon like Jeff for this film to showcase the importance of a timeless classic,” said Brian Mequet, vice president, for rum and liqueurs at Pernod Ricard USA.

The White Russian was born out of a deep and longstanding appreciation for the classic cocktail and Jeff’s partnership in this project drove it home for us.”

Click on the link below to view the short film in full.

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