18th June 2015, 7:00 PM by Nick Duffy [reader comments]
Boulevard is the last film to star Robin Williams
A trailer has been released for Boulevard – the last film completed starring late actor Robin Williams.
The iconic Birdcage actor died by suicide in August last year, just weeks after the film Boulevard was shown to positive reviews at Tribeca Film Festival in New York.
The drama, which sees Robin Williams play a married man who falls in love with a gay prostitute, struggled to find a distributor to bring it to cinemas – and has remained unreleased ever since.
However, following a deal with Starz Digital, the film will finally make it to cinemas on July 17 – nearly a year on from his passing.
Ahead of the limited cinematic release, the first trailer for the film has today been released.
The synopsis bills Boulevard as the final film to be released featuring Williams – describing his character as a closeted 60 year-old bank employee – whose life changes in unexpected ways after recklessly picking up a young male hustler.
Williams starred as Armand Goldman in 1996 comedy classic The Birdcage, in which Williams’ character attempts to hide his sexuality from his in-laws.
He won an Oscar for his role in Good Will Hunting, and was also famous for his roles in Dead Poets Society and Good Morning Vietnam.
The star also voices a minor character for film Absolutely Anything, which is billed as his final voice-acting performance.