Director Phil Alden Robinson Talks THE ANGRIEST MAN IN BROOKLYN, What Inspired Him to Direct Again, Reflecting on FIELD OF DREAMS, and More

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Opening May 23rd, Phil Alden Robinson’s dark comedy, The Angriest Man in Brooklyn, marks his first directorial effort since his 2002 action thriller, The Sum of All FearsRobin Williams stars as Henry Altmann, an unhappy man who is suddenly forced to reassess his life after his doctor (Mila Kunis) gives him an unexpected diagnosis.  What starts out as a bad day turns into something far worse as he struggles to right all his wrongs in what he believes are the final moments of his life.  The impressive cast also includes Peter Dinklage, Melissa Leo, James Earl Jones, and Hamish Linklater.

In an exclusive interview, Robinson spoke about what inspired him to direct again, why he was drawn to the riskiness of the project and thought it was a gamble worth taking, how he attracted the strong cast and what the actors brought to the film, what he discovered making his first indie film, the challenges of finding the right tone, the contributions of DP John Bailey and composer Mateo Messina, what he learned about the creative process from director Sydney Pollack, his thoughts on the 25th anniversary of Field of Dreams and Kevin Costner’s performance, and his cool, upcoming projects including The Jazz Ambassadors with Morgan Freeman, two recently completed spec scripts, and a pilot for a new cable TV drama.  Hit the jump to read the interview.

Trailer for THE ANGRIEST MAN IN BROOKLYN Starring Robin Williams, Mila Kunis, and Peter Dinklage

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The trailer has been released for the comedy The Angriest Man in Brooklyn. Robin Williams plays an obnoxious New Yorker who badgers an annoyed doctor (Mila Kunis) about how much time he has left, and she decides to tell him 90 minutes even though that’s not true.  Believing this false diagnosis, the man tries to right all of the wrongs in his life, and the regretful doctor tries to track him down.  It’s an amusing premise for a comedy (it reminds me of the episode of The Simpsons where Homer thought he only had a day left to life) and it has a good supporting cast (Peter Dinklage and Melissa Leo co-star), so I might check this one out.

Hit the jump to check out the The Angriest Man in Brooklyn trailer.  The Angriest Man in Brooklyn opens in theaters and will be available on VOD on May 23rd.

New Set Photos from THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE and THE ANGRIEST MAN IN BROOKLYN

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New photos have emerged from the sets of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire and The Angriest Man in Brooklyn.  The set photos from Catching Fire show off Donald Sutherland as the nefarious President Snow.  I would like to think that Snow plays a larger role in the new film, but I doubt it since Sutherland is never in a movie for more than ten minutes total (go ahead and look back at his work from the last decade; it’s always a small but significant role).  As for Angriest Man, the film centers on a stand-in doctor who mistakenly tells an obnoxious patient that he has an hour-and-a-half left to live.  While the patient goes on a tirade in New York City, attempting to right all the wrongs in his life, the doctor tries in vain to track him down.  The film stars Mila Kunis, Robin Williams, and Peter Dinklage.

Hit the jump to check out the set photos.  The Hunger Games: Catching Fire is due out November 22, 2013.

Robin Williams to Play Dwight D. Eisenhower in Lee Daniels’ THE BUTLER

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Robin Williams has now firmed up plans to star in two upcoming projects.  First up, Williams will play President Dwight D. Eisenhower in director Lee Daniels’ drama The Butler.  The film tells the true story of Eugene Allen, a butler who served at the White House from 1952 to 1986.  Forest Whitaker plays Allen, Oprah Winfrey is set as his wife, and David Oyelowo will star as Allen’s son.  Daniels is casting a number of stars to play the famous men and women who come in and out of the White House over the years, and it was announced today that Williams will be playing Eisenhower.  John Cusack, Alan Rickman, Terrence Howard, Vanessa Redgrave, Jane Fonda, Colman Domingo, Minka Kelly, and more are also lined up to appear.

Additionally, we previously heard that Williams would star alongside Mila Kunis and Peter Dinklage in Phil Alden Robinson’s high concept comedy The Angriest Man in Brooklyn.  The actor’s involvement has now been confirmed, and you can read the full press release after the jump.

Robin Williams, Mila Kunis and Peter Dinklage to Star in THE ANGRIEST MAN IN BROOKLYN

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You have 90 minutes left to live, what do you do?  That’s the premise of The Angriest Man in Brooklyn, a new screenplay from Daniel Tapitz (Red Dog) to be directed by Phil Alden Robinson (The Sum of All Fears).  The picture centers on the fallout after a stand-in doctor mistakenly tells an obnoxious patient that he has an hour-and-a-half left to live.  While the patient goes on a tirade in New York City, attempting to right all the wrongs in his life, the doctor tries in vain to track him down.  The high concept comedy stars Robin Williams, Mila Kunis and Peter Dinklage, and has also snared Melissa Leo and James Earl JonesThe Angriest Man in Brooklyn is set to start filming this September in Brooklyn.  Hit the jump for more.

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