Exclusive The Comedian clip with Robert De Niro
Sony Pictures Classics has provided ComingSoon.net with an exclusive clip from The Comedian, starring Robert De Niro. You can watch The Comedian clip in the player below.
An aging comic icon, Jackie Burke (Robert De Niro) has seen better days. Despite his efforts to reinvent himself and his comic genius, the audience only wants to know him as the former television character he once played. Already a strain on his younger brother (Danny DeVito) and his wife (Patti LuPone), Jackie is forced to serve out a sentence doing community service for accosting an audience member. While there, he meets Harmony (Leslie Mann), the daughter of a sleazy Florida real estate mogul (Harvey Keitel), and the two find inspiration in one another resulting in surprising consequences. Through the alchemy of their unlikely friendship, Harmony and Jackie overcome their own emotional damage and emerge as better people.
Edie Falco, Veronica Ferres, Charles Grodin, Cloris Leachman, Lois Smith, and Harvey Keitel also star.
The film is directed by Taylor Hackford (An Officer and a Gentleman, Ray) from a story by Art Linson and screenplay by Linson, Jeffrey Ross, Richard LaGravenese, and Lewis Friedman.
The Comedian opens in theaters on February 3.