Starz Digital has announced that is has acquired all North American rights to the film Boulevard, which had its premiere at the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival. The film marks the final live-action dramatic performance of the late Robin Williams.
Starz will opening the film in a limited release in New York to begin with, before it expands to other major markets on July 17th.
Directed by Dito Montiel (A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints), Boulevard “tells the story of a married but closeted 60-year-old bank manager (Williams), whose life changes in surprising ways after recklessly picking up a young male hustler.”
Kathy Baker (Edward Scissorhands), Bob Odenkirk (Better Call Saul), Giles Matthey (24: Live Another Day) and up and comer Roberto Aguire (Struck By Lightning) co-star.
Kevin Kasha, head of acquisitions for Starz said, “Boulevard is a complex, life-affirming and surprising film and Robin’s final performance is absolutely remarkable…..We are honored to be able to share Dito’s beautiful film with audiences this summer.”
“We are very excited about partnering with Starz Digital to get this beautiful movie out there,” added producer Monica Aguirre Diez Barroso of Camellia Entertainment. “Through Boulevard,’ Dito was able to capture Robin Williams at his best, and we couldn’t believe more in the team helping us share this piece of his legacy with audiences.”