CS Video: Uncle Frank interview with Sophia Lillis & Peter Macdissi
Just ahead of the moving gay coming-of-age family dramedy’s debut on Amazon Prime Video, ComingSoon.net got the chance to chat with stars Sophia Lillis and Peter Macdissi to discuss their roles in Alan Ball’s Uncle Frank! Our interview can be viewed in the player below!
In 1973, teenaged Beth Bledsoe (Lillis, It: Chapter Two) leaves her rural Southern hometown to study at New York University where her beloved Uncle Frank (Paul Bettany, WandaVision) is a revered literature professor. She soon discovers that Frank is gay, and living with his longtime partner Walid “Wally” Nadeem (Macdissi, Here and Now) — an arrangement that he has kept secret for years. After the sudden death of Frank’s father — Beth’s grandfather — Frank is forced to reluctantly return home for the funeral with Beth in tow, and to finally face a long-buried trauma that he has spent his entire adult life running away from.
The movie, written and directed by Oscar winner Alan Ball (American Beauty), also stars Judy Greer (Archer, Ant-Man and the Wasp), Steve Zahn (The Good Lord Bird, War for the Planet of the Apes), Lois Smith (The Nice Guys, East of Eden) with Margo Martindale (BoJack Horseman, Impeachment: American Crime Story) and Stephen Root (Get Out, Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story).
Uncle Frank is produced by Bill Block, Michael Costigan, Jay Van Hoy, Stephanie Meurer, Peter Macdissi, and Ball. Executive producers include Bob Osher, Andrew Golov, Christopher Tricarico, Josh Peters, and Isaac Ericson.
The heartwarming family dramedy is now available to stream on Amazon Prime Video!