Amazon Prime Video has released the official trailer for Val, the upcoming original documentary from Amazon Studios, diving into the life of actor and filmmaker Val Kilmer. A new poster, which you can check out below, was also released along with the caption: “The life you live is the story you tell.”
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For over 40 years Val Kilmer, one of Hollywood’s most mercurial and/or misunderstood actors has been documenting his own life and craft through film and video. He has amassed thousands of hours of footage, from 16mm home movies made with his brothers to time spent in iconic roles for blockbuster movies like Top Gun, The Doors, Tombstone, and Batman Forever. This raw, wildly original, and unflinching documentary reveals a life lived to extremes and a heart-filled, sometimes hilarious look at what it means to be an artist and a complex man.
Check out the official trailer below:
“At least once a day for years I looked around and got this bittersweet feeling that there are a thousand reasons that this project could’ve been shipwrecked. I mean, what could a film look like of a man filming himself, sometimes daily, years at a time? It is unimaginable that this movie actually could’ve ever come to light without the partnership of my dear friends, Leo and Ting, and my producing partners. Tireless hours of editing and endless emotions with each new cut! I couldn’t be more proud to share this with the world!” Kilmer said previously.
Val is directed by Leo Scott and Ting Poo. Kilmer, Scott, and Poo produce with Ben Cotner executive producing the project.
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Amazon Studios will release Val in theaters on July 23, 2021, and on Prime Video on August 6, 2021.