Robin Williams has one final work for us to see.
According to UPI, Williams’ final work is the movie Boulevard, whose North American rights have been purchased by Starz Digital. The film is directed by Dito Montiel. author and producer of A Guide To Recognizing Your Saints. Starz Digital will release Williams’ final work in New York and other major markets on July 17 of this year. The movie is produced by Monica Aguirre, Diez Barroso, Ryan Belenzon, Mia Chang, and Jeffrey Gelber.
The film is represented by Preferred Content and WME Global. Boulevard is from Camellia Entertainment and Evil Media Empire, and based on a script by Douglas Soesbe. Williams’ final work has him as a lonely, closeted bank manager named Nolan Mack, working for the same bank for 26 years, who is in a loveless but convenient marriage and recklessly decides to pick up a male con artist while aimlessly driving down an unknown street. Robert Aquire (con artist Leo), Kathy Baker (Joy, Nolan’s wife) and Bob Odenkirk (Winston) also star in William’s final work.
“Boulevard is a complex, life-affirming and surprising film, and Robin’s final performance is absolutely remarkable,” Starz head of acquisitions Kevin Kasha said in a statement about Williams’ final work. “We are honored to be able to share Dito’s beautiful film with audiences this summer.”
Williams did one other project, a film called Absolutely Anything that Williams did voice work on. That will open in the United Kingdom on August 14.
Starpulse is reporting that Williams’ final work on Boulevard began in January of 2013. The film made its debut at the Tribeca Film Festival last year.
Williams tragically took his life on August 11, 2014. The cause of death turned out to be asphyxia due to hanging. An assistant to Mr. Williams found his body in a room in his Tiburon, California home. He had closed a closet door on a belt that was wrapped around his neck. He was found in a seated position. There were no illegal drugs or alcohol found in his system after his autopsy. There were indications of superficial wounds on his left wrist and a pocketknife with dried blood on it near his body.
In March 2014, Williams had been released from the Hazelden Foundation addiction treatment centers in Minnesota to battle alcohol and drug dependence. A publicist for Williams, as well as family members, also confirmed that Williams had been battling severe depression. It was also discovered that Williams was indeed suffering from onset Alzheimer’s disease.
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