Writing about Robin Williams in the past tense, or with any sense of finality, is still an incredibly heartbreaking thing to do.
A true master and legend of the craft, the comedic world has had a giant hole in it since his sad and untimely passing last August.
But his dramatic work as well was always something to be marvelled at. His presence always carried a warmth and relatability that so few of his peers possessed. And it’s evident in spades in the trailer for Boulevard – his final dramatic work.
The film represents an especially sobering role, given that Williams’ character is a man in his 60s struggling with depression and a crisis of identity.
The film also stars Bob Odenkirk and Kathy Baker, along with ‘Strayan actor Giles Matthey.
Dito Montiel directs from a script penned by Douglas Soesbe.
The film is scheduled for a July 17 release in the US. No word on a local release date just yet.
But when it does arrive here, expect tears.