Humphrey Bogart Film Fest to Honor Jack Huston (Exclusive)
The grandson of screen legend John Huston will be honored at the inaugural Humphrey Bogart Film Festival, The Hollywood Reporter has learned exclusively.
Jack Huston, who plays war vet-turned-gangster Richard Harrow on HBO’s Boardwalk Empire, will receive the fest’s award in recognition of his grandfather’s fruitful working relationship with Humphrey Bogart.
The Huston-written film High Sierra helped transform Bogart into a leading man in 1941. Huston selected the actor to star in his directorial debut, 1941's The Maltese Falcon, and the pair would go on to collaborate on classics including The Treasure of the Sierra Madre, Key Largo and The African Queen.
On May 4, Jack Huston will be presented with a replica of the falcon statuette from The Maltese Falcon. It will be presented by Stephen Bogart, the son of Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall, during the fest's Bogart Ball.
“It is wonderful that Jack Huston will accept the festival award in recognition of the large role John Huston played in the life and career of my father,” says Stephen Bogart. “I can’t think of a better way to kick off an annual festival to honor and promote my father’s legacy than to have the son of Bogie honor the grandson of John Huston.”
Jack Huston says he is honored to be receiving the award.
"It is a true honor for me to be invited to the Humphrey Bogart Film Festival and to be accepting an award that recognizes the incredible work my grandfather and Bogie did together,” says Jack Huston. “I grew up watching these movies in utter awe; they inspired me to become an actor, and I am so very proud to be a part of the Huston family. To be accepting the award from Stephen Bogart makes this all the more special."
Huston is currently in production on David O. Russell’s American Hustle and on Boardwalk Empire.
The Humphrey Bogart Film Festival runs May 2-5 in Key Largo, Fla. Find more information here.