STAGE TUBE: Watch the New Trailer for Christopher Plummer in BARRYMORE!
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by Stage Tube
After premiering at the Toronto Film Festival in September 2011, the acclaimed film BARRYMORE starring Academy Award winner Christopher Plummer, directed and adapted by Érik Canuel, will be shown throughout the United States, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and other countries in October 2012. BARRYMORE is based on the play by William Luce. View the new trailer below!
In 1997, Luce’s play BARRYMORE premiered on Broadway in a celebrated production starring Mr. Plummer, who won the Tony Award for Best Actor in a Play for the role. In 2011, for the film, Plummer recreated his performance for multiple high-definition cameras, filmed over seven days on location and on the stage at the Elgin Theater in Toronto.
BARRYMORE, set in 1942, follows acclaimed American actor John Barrymore, a member of one of Hollywood’s most well known multi-generational theatrical dynasties. No longer a leading box office star, the film finds Barrymore reckoning with the ravages of his life of excess. He has rented a grand, old theatre to rehearse for a backer’s audition to raise money for a revival of his 1920 Broadway triumph in Richard III. It leads him to look back on the highs and lows of his stunning career and remarkable life. Directed, and adapted for the screen, by Érik Canuel (Bon Cop, Bad Cop), BARRYMORE stars Christopher Plummer in the tour de force film performance of his career.