Jerry Lewis' 'Max Rose' Lands Distributor
Producers Lawrence Inglee and Garrett Kellehe have finalized a deal with Paladin.
Max Rose, starring Jerry Lewis in his first feature film role in years, has gotten both a distributor and a premiere date.
Producers Lawrence Inglee and Garrett Kelleher have finalized a deal with Paladin, which plans on releasing the film in New York and Los Angeles in late August and then a significant expansion into major markets following Labor Day.
The official premiere of the drama will take place April 10 at New York's Museum of Modern Art, in conjunction with the major exhibition, "Happy Birthday, Mr. Lewis: The Kid Turns 90," a comprehensive career retrospective.
Written and directed by Daniel Noah, Max Rose follows Max (Lewis), a retired jazz musician whose beloved wife of over six decades, Eva, has just passed away. When he discovers an object bearing an intimate inscription from another man, Max embarks on an exploration of his own past, all the while searching for Eva’s mysterious suitor. Claire Bloom, Kevin Pollak and Kerry Bishé also star.
"We can think of no better way to celebrate Jerry's landmark birthday than to announce that Max Rose will be reaching theaters this summer,” Inglee and Kelleher said Wednesday in a statement. “His commitment to the film has been unwavering every step of the way, and our entire team, including our newest partner, Mark Urman of Paladin, is prepared to match his passion with our own."