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Robin Williams is soon to be The Angriest Man In Brooklyn

05.21.2012

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If you believe as I believe that Robin Williams is a genius who needs dramatic or cutting comedic material in order to truly show it (ALADDIN and HOOK excepted), then I think you'll agree with me that THE ANGRIEST MAN IN BROOKLYN could be a great opportunity to once again show that genius after shit like OLD DOGS and RV.  Joined by a bevy of talent that includes Mila Kunis, Peter Dinklage, James Earl Jones, Melissa Leo, THE ANGRIEST MAN IN BROOKLYN will see Williams in "the story of a stand-in doctor who mistakenly tells an obnoxious patient he has 90 minutes to live. The medic tries desperately to locate the man after her comments send him on a contrite tour of the city to right all the wrongs in his life."

Phil Alden Robinson (FIELD OF DREAMS, SNEAKERS) will direct from a screenplay by Daniel Taplitz (RED DOG), saying "when I read Dan Taplitz’s amazing screenplay I laughed and cried until I realised that I wanted so much to see this film that I was actually eager to spend a few years of my life getting it made." 

You'll note that Williams seems to agree with my earlier comment, if his own statement about the project is anything to go by.  “I read the script and said wow! I love the fact that it’s so fun and honest. The idea of being that nasty and funny is a gift.”  Yes, yes it is Robin.  And you're one of the very best at pulling that off, so I for one am very excited to see what you do once filming begins this September..

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Extra Tidbit: As truly excited as I am for Tom Hardy's performance as Bane, I'm rather sad that Nolan didn't go with the idea of Williams playing Dr. Hugo Strange.
Source: Screendaily

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