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Robin Williams Is The Angriest Man
With Peter Dinklage and Mila Kunis

21 May 2012  |  Written by Owen Williams  |  Source: Screen Daily

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Robin Williams Is The Angriest Man

He said it was likely at the end of last year, but Robin Williams is now confirmed as The Angriest Man In Brooklyn, the English-language remake of the 1998 Israeli hit Mar Baum. This morning's new news is that he'll be joined in the film by Peter Dinklage, Mila Kunis, Melissa Leo and James Earl Jones. The director is Phil Alden Robinson.

Mr Angry is a migraine sufferer provoked by the revelation - mistaken, it turns out - that he's got an aggressive form of cancer and only ninety minutes to live. So really aggressive, then. The thrust of the story is what he chooses to do with his final hour-and-a-half. The stand-in doctor who gave him the bogus information meanwhile embarks on a frantic city-wide search for him, in order to put right her error.

The idea of Robin Williams on "a contrite tour of Brooklyn to right all the wrongs in his life" kind of suggests a sentimental oddysey along the lines of a less fantastical What Dreams May Come. There's scope for a lot more bite though. "I love the fact that it's so fun and honest," says Williams. "The idea of being that nasty and funny is a gift!" Nasty? Hopefully "putting right the wrongs" will translate in practice as "getting even". This may end up being more in the region of dark comedy World's Greatest Dad.

Phil Alden Robinson was previously the director of, among many others, Field Of Dreams and Sneakers, and says, "When I read Dan Taplitz’s amazing screenplay 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.”

His wish comes true when production starts in Brooklyn in September.


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