Los Angeles, CA – September 7, 2018 – Distributed in the U.S. by A24, THE LAST MOVIE STAR (aka Dog Years) is a tribute to Rifkin’s childhood hero, Burt Reynolds (as ‘Vic Edwards’), who delivers a tour de force performance, riding an emotional journey to accept his future while revisiting his past.
TriCoast Worldwide is honored to represent international rights to Writer-Director Adam Rifkin’s (Detroit Rock City) cross-generational indie, THE LAST MOVIE STAR, featuring the legendary ‘70s Hollywood icon, Burt Reynolds, who passed today at the age of 82 due to cardiac arrest.
“Reynolds delivers an ornery, multi-layered and deeply affecting performance,” remarked Rolling Stone.
THE LAST MOVIE STAR follows Vic Edwards, an 80-year-old man who struggles to accept his fade-out of Hollywood’s spotlight as a previous star actor. Unemployed, estranged from his ex-wives and with no living children, Vic embodies just how lonely old age can be. But, with a reversal of fate and convincing from Sonny (Chevy Chase), Vic accepts the invitation for the Lifetime Achievement Award at the International Nashville Film Festival, in hopes for a second chance at fame and glory. Alongside Lil (Ariel Winter), the cynical and Goth-styled personal assistant, Vic’s expectations fall further from short when he discovers that the film festival is a low budget operation that takes place in a bar’s back room, run by fan boys, Doug McDougal (Clark Duke) and Shane McAvoy (Ellar Coltrane).
After a turn of disastrous events and a three-hour drive to Knoxville full of constant bickering, THE LAST MOVIE STAR illuminates raw sincerity and poignancy, sharing the universal story about growing old and reminding us that it is never too late for companionship.
Photo: from Rolling Stone. Captioned: ‘Vic Edwards (Burt Reynolds) and Lil (Ariel Winter) in ‘The Last Movie Star’ – A24.
THE LAST MOVIE STAR is a tribute to the longtime Hollywood icon, Burt Reynolds, who became the biggest name on Hollywood’s screens during the 1970s. He emerged with into spotlight with A-list films including, Deliverance (1972), White Lightning (1973) and The Longest Yard (1974). Reynolds then reached worldwide fame with roles in Saturday Night Fever (1977), Smokey and the Bandit (1997), and received a Golden Globe award and an Oscar-nominee for ‘Best Supporting Role’ in Boogie Nights (1997) as ‘Jack Turner’.
In Rolling Stone’s last words of praise for Reynolds and as a tribute to Burt Reynolds’ lasting legacy, “Go back and watch him in Deliverance, The Longest Yard, Hustle, Sharky’s Machine, or the original Smokey and the Bandit, and treat yourself to the deceptively simple pleasures of a classic Burt Reynoldsperformance.”
Photo: from Rolling Stone. Captioned: How Burt Reynolds went from Seventies superstar to last of an A-list breed – and why this new lion-in-winter movie demands a reassessment of his work (REX Shutterstock, 3).
THE LAST MOVIE STAR has participated and received a whirlwind off festival press and international accomplishments, including the double victory of ‘Chairman’s Award’ and ‘Festival Award’ at the San Diego International Film Festival. TriCoast Worldwide recently represented the film for international rights at the 71st Cannes Film Festival. Watch the trailer for THE LAST MOVIE STAR here: http://www.tricoastworldwide.com/dog-years-trailer/ and for further press inquires, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
With an exceptional cast, THE LAST MOVIE STAR features Emmy-winning and Golden Globe nominee, Chevy Chase (National Lampoon’s film franchise, TV series: Saturday Night Live, Community), Ariel Winter (TV series, Modern Family), Ellar Coltrane (Boyhood, The Circle), Clark Duke (Kick-Ass 2, TV series, Greek) and Nikki Blonksy, star of the 2007 hit, Hairspray.
For more information about THE LAST MOVIE STAR, please visit: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt5836316/.
THE LAST MOVIE STAR (2017, 94 min.) Directed and written by Adam Rifkin. Editor: Dan Flesher. Cinematographer: Scott Winig. Original Music: Austin Wintory. USA, English. Broken Twig Productions Inc., The Whitener Company, A24, TriCoast Worldwide.
PRODUCTION: Broken Twig Productions Inc., The Whitener Company
DISTRIBUTORS: A24 (USA, theatrical)
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