‘The Comedian’ Starring Robert De Niro to Open Capri Hollywood Fest

Robert De Niro
Robert De Niro

The Oscar-winning actor performs a bitter slapstick comedian in his new movie which may have its European premiere on the Italian island.

The Comedian, starring Robert De Niro, will open the Capri Hollywood Movie Competition on Dec. 27 with its European premiere.

The brand new movie directed by Taylor Hackford stars De Niro as getting old insult comedian Jackie Burke who will get a second lease on life after assembly Concord (Leslie Mann). The 2 discover inspiration in one another and his ensuing new materials finds the previously has-been comedian going viral.

An all-star supporting forged consists of Edie Falco, Billy Crystal, Danny DeVito, Charles Grodin, Cloris Leachman, Harvey Keitel and Patti LuPone. Artwork Linson, Jeff Ross, Richard LaGravenese and Lewis Friedman wrote the screenplay. It opens extensive stateside Jan. 13 from Sony Photos Classics however may have a restricted launch on Dec. 2 in an effort to qualify it for awards season.

The Capri Hollywood Competition takes place over the New Yr, and is taken into account a key vacation spot on the street to the Oscars. Additionally coming to the Italian island this yr is a particular screening of Damien Chazelle’s La La Land. Lead Emma Stone took dwelling the most effective actress award for her work on the movie after its premiere in Venice earlier this yr.

Hacksaw Ridge producer Invoice Mechanic might be honored this yr. Stephen Frears will obtain the European director of the yr award for Florence Foster Jenkins. And Gianfranco Rosi’s Fireplace at Sea, which is being submitted to the Academy each as Italy’s greatest foreign-language movie and as greatest documentary, will obtain Capri’s European movie of the yr award. The competition may also host a particular tribute to producer Dino de Laurentiis.

The Capri Hollywood Movie Competition takes place Dec. 27, 2016 to Jan. 2, 2017.

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