Starz Digital announced today that it has acquired all North American rights to the dramatic feature Boulevard, which had its world premiere at the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival. The film stars the late Robin Williams in his final dramatic performance. Starz Digital will open the film in New York and other major markets beginning on July 17.
Directed by Dito Montiel (A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints, The Son of No One), Boulevard tells the story of a married but closeted 60-year-old bank manager (Williams), whose life changes in surprising ways after recklessly picking up a young male hustler. The film also stars Kathy Baker, Bob Odenkirk and up and comer Roberto Aguire. Douglas Soesbe wrote the screenplay. The film was produced by Monica Aguirre Diez Barroso, Ryan Belenzon, Mia Chang and Jeffrey Gelber.
“‘Boulevard’ is a complex, life-affirming and surprising film and Robin’s final performance is absolutely remarkable,” said Kevin Kasha, head of acquisitions for Starz. “We are honored to be able to share Dito’s beautiful film with audiences this summer.”
“We are very excited about partnering with Starz Digital to get this beautiful movie out there,” said producer Monica Aguirre Diez Barroso of Camellia Entertainment. “Through ‘Boulevard,’ Dito was able to capture Robin Williams at his best, and we couldn’t believe more in the team helping us share this piece of his legacy with audiences.”
Boulevard was represented by Preferred Content and WME Global.