The actor stars as a widower in the upcoming drama "Max Rose", a film that could trigger more tears than laughter.
The actor stars as a widower in the upcoming drama "Max Rose". The movie "Max Rose" is reported to be Lewis’s “most personal role of a lifetime” and a personal undertaking for writer-director Daniel Noah, who based Max and Eva on his own late grandparents.
In fact, "Max Rose" is Lewis’s first lead role since 1995’s comic tale "Funny Bones", in which he costarred with Oliver Platt.
Lewis shot to fame in the late-1940s as one half of the musical-comedy duo Martin and Lewis, before embarking on a solo career that included such classics as the "Nutty Professor" and "The King of Comedy".
"Max Rose" which previously debuted at the Cannes Film Festival opens in New York on September 2, 2016 in LA on September 9, 2016 and then nationwide through September and October.