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THE COMEDIAN (2017): Robert De Niro Film Given Release Date

Robert De Niro The Comedian

Robert De Niro’s The Comedian Gets Official Release Date

Sony Pictures announces that its upcoming Robert De Niro vehicle The Comedian will debut in theaters on February 3rd, 2017.

The movie, which is directed by An Officer and a Gentleman‘s Taylor Hackford, stars Edie Falco, Harvey Keitel, Leslie Mann, Danny DeVito, and Patti LuPone alongside De Niro. The project is the Academy Award-winning Raging Bull actor’s latest as well as the third film he worked on this year, with Hands of Stone and Dirty Grandpa being the other two productions:

De Niro plays a comic icon struggling to reinvent himself as his audience only associates him with his former TV character. He’s a strain on his younger brother (DeVito) and his wife (LuPone), and is being forced to serve out a sentence doing community service for accosting an audience member. While there, he finds inspiration by meeting Mann’s character, the daughter of a sleazy Florida real estate mogul (Keitel).

“The Comedian” premiered at the AFI Fest in November followed by an early December awards qualifying run. The film will close the Palm Springs Film Festival on Jan. 15.

“The Comedian” is De Niro’s second film about stand-up comedy. He portrayed a deranged comic in Martin Scorsese’s 1982 film “The King of Comedy,” which also starred Jerry Lewis, Tony Randall, and Sandra Bernhard.

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