Hammond On Cannes: French Hero Jerry Lewis On His Return To Movies, Unfunny Women, And The Film You Will Never See

By | Friday May 24, 2013 @ 5:02am PDT
Pete Hammond

If there is one place Jerry Lewis can go to get an ego boost it is clearly here in France, a country that has had a collective love affair with the comedian his entire career. Lewis, now 87, has been … Read More »

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Dean Stockwell Added To ‘Max Rose’ With Jerry Lewis

By | Friday January 25, 2013 @ 1:55pm PST

Dean Stockwell will be joining Jerry Lewis in Max Rose. The Blue Velvet actor will play Ben Tracy in the comic’s return to the big screen. The character is an old friend of Lewis’ title character. Oscar … Read More »

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Jerry Lewis Back Onscreen in ‘Max Rose’

By | Monday January 14, 2013 @ 4:13pm PST
Mike Fleming

BREAKING: In his first film starring role since 1995′s Funny Bones, Jerry Lewis starts work tomorrow in the starring role of the indie feature Max Rose. Directed by Daniel Noah from his script, the film is a drama about a jazz pianist who has recently lost his wife of over five decades. A discovery made days before her death causes Max to believe his marriage was a lie. He embarks on an exploration of his own past that brings him face to face with a menagerie of characters from a bygone era. Noah is making his directing debut.

While he has done stage work, the 86-year-old Lewis hasn’t done much in the way of films in a long time. Before Funny Bones his last big starring role came in 1983′s Martin Scorsese-directed The King Of Comedy, opposite Robert De Niro.

Lewis stars with Claire Bloom, Kevin Pollak, Argo‘s Kerry Bishe and Mort Sahl. It’s a reunion for Sahl and Lewis, as Sahl appeared on Lewis’ 1963 comedy variety series. The project was trotted out several Cannes Film Festivals ago, but then languished. Read More »

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