25 August 2012
Starring Christopher Plummer, John Plumpis.
Directed by Erik Canuel.
Classification: Not yet rated, 150 mins.
After premiering at Toronto Film Festival, the acclaimed film BARRYMORE starring Oscar® winner Christopher Plummer, is based on the play by William Luce. In 1997, Luce’s play premiered on Broadway starring Mr. Plummer, who won the Tony Award for Best Actor in a Play for the role. In 2011 Plummer recreated his performance for multiple high-definition cameras, filmed on location at the Elgin Theater in Toronto. BARRYMORE, set in 1942, follows acclaimed American actor John Barrymore, a member of Hollywood’s 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.