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Michael Almereyda‘s film, an adaptation of last year’s Pulitzer prize-nominated play by Jordan Harrison, follows an aging violinist named Marjorie, who, at age 85, finds that her memory is failing her. She hires a service that provides holographic recreations of deceased loved ones as their survivors would like them remembered, so she can spend time with her daughter Tess and son-in-law Jon, and with an imperfect copy of her deceased husband, Walter, as he looked in his 30s and 40s.
Geena Davis and Lois Smith also star in the film adaptation, which will begin principal photography this October in New York. Almereyda write the script.
Uri Singer, of BB Film Productions, is producing the film. Singer and Almereyda are collaborating for the second time, following up the film Experimenter.
Robbins will begin production in March on season two of the hit HBO series The Brink, which also stars Jack Black. Robbins serves as a producer on the show, and he directed an episode during the first season. His recent film credits include Welcome to Me, Life of Crime and Thanks for Sharing.
Robbins has strong ties to the theater world, as an actor, director, playwright and Artistic Director of The Actors’ Gang — a theatre group founded in 1981. The Actors’ Gang has produced more than 100 plays in Los Angeles, in forty U.S. states and on five continents, and is currently in workshop production on Harlequino: On To Freedom, written and directed by Robbins.
He’s repped by ICM Partners and Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas.
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