Above: Legendary actor Burt Young plays Luca in a powerful special appearance in Timothy Hines’ “Tomorrow’s Today.”
Legendary Academy Award nominee actor Burt Young (Sylvester Stallone’s “Rocky”), delivers a powerful special appearance in Timothy Hines’ new comedy feature film, “Tomorrow’s Today,” that is having its US premiere at the International Day Of Comedy Drive-In Film Festival April 2-5th, 2021 in Hollywood on the Sunset Strip, hosted by ref Steven Kimbrough.
Burt Young is the original burly, talented character actor who has remained consistently busy playing “rough at the edge” type characters, often on the wrong side of the law. Young was born on April 30, 1940 in New York City, the son of a high school shop teacher. He is of Italian descent. Young received his dramatic arts training under legendary acting coach Lee Strasberg at the Actors Studio.
Above: Burt Young with Sylvester Stallone in “Rocky.” Courtesy United Artists.
Young first gathered notice playing tough thugs in such films as “The Gang That Couldn’t Shoot Straight” (1971), “Across 110th Street” (1972), “Chinatown” (1974) and “The Gambler” (1974). Fiery director Sam Peckinpah cast Young as the getaway driver / assassin Mac in “The Killer Elite” (1975), and Young came to the attention of then newcomer Sylvester Stallone, who cast him as future brother-in-law ‘Paulie’ in the 1976 Academy Award winning classic “Rocky” (1976). The talented Young was nominated for an Oscar, and has gone on to reprise the role in all five “Rocky” sequels to date. Peckinpah re-hired him to play renegade trucker Pigpen in “Convoy” (1978) in which the director homaged Young by having his character’s truck door read “Paulie Hauling”.
Young has also appeared in numerous other major productions, including “Once Upon a Time in America” (1984), “The Pope of Greenwich Village” (1984), “Last Exit to Brooklyn” (1989) and “Mickey Blue Eyes” (1999).
Above: Joanne Scorcia stars in Timothy Hines’ “Tomorrow’s Today,” with co-star Domenico Del Giacco.
Timothy Hines’ “Tomorrow’s Today,” starring Joanne Scorcia and Dave Morrissey Jr., is the story of a hopeless grifter trying to reform his ways who collides with a loser named Tommy G who thinks he’s a dead ringer for Tom Hardy. They rob a liquor store to pay a gambling debt to a mob boss, only to find out the store is owned by the mobster.
Above: Heather Cole and Matt Silver are caught having an affair in Timothy Hines’ “Tomorrow’s Today.”
The script by writer Frederick Stroppel has unique twists and heart. Test audiences listed the themes of the movie as, ‘Change, diversity, addiction, enabling, loyalty, grief, character, interracial relationships, adultery, divorce, marriage, church, avoidance, guilt, survival, good vs evil, and identity’.
Director Timothy Hines says, “This film was a labor of love. I’m glad its getting the response it is. I am very proud of this movie.”
“It’s The Godfather, Shrek, Sopranos, and Pulp Fiction in one,” smiles producer Susan Goforth, “It was pure joy to work with Mr. Young and this talented group of New York actors and comedians.”
Above: Original Supermodel Kelly Le Brock performs a wonderfully emotional special appearance in Timothy Hines’ “Tomorrow’s Today”.
The movie cast is led by stand-up comic/actress Joanne Scorcia who was the last comic to headline at The Comedy Store in Los Angeles before it had to shutter its doors due to COVID-19. The cast includes Dave Morrissey Jr., Annunziato Carbone, Nicky Sunshine, Teddy Smith, Colin Buckingham, George N. Mikedis and Greg Kritikos.
Above: Stand up comic Greg Kritikos and actors Dave Morrissey Jr., Anunnziato Carbone and Nicky Sunshine in Timothy Hines’ “Tomorrow’s Today.”
The movie is produced by Dominick Martini, who also plays the evil mob boss, Big Angie and Susan Goforth who wrote the title song of the film with Christina Aguilera and Britney Spears songwriter Sandy Chila, featuring NBC Songland’s Maedi.
Above: Dino Castelli, Domenico Del Giacco, Colin Buckingham and Giovanni Celentano in Timothy Hines’ “Tomorrow’s Today”.
The movie is having its world festival premiere at the Cannes Film Festival this Summer, 2021.
Timothy Hines’ Tomorrow’s Today Official Video Trailer Link: https://www.youtube.com/embed/kP59WVBcGWU
Tickets Here: http://idocfilmfestival.com/