Deadline reports that Jerry Lewis will return to the big screen in his first starring role since 1995's Funny Bones. The comedian begins production tomorrow in the indie feature film MAX ROSE. Daniel Noah will make his directorial debut on the project.
The drama follows "a jazz pianist who has recently lost his wife of over five decades. A discovery made days before her death causes Max to believe his marriage was a lie. He embarks on an exploration of his own past that brings him face to face with a menagerie of characters from a bygone era." Lewis will co-star with Claire Bloom, Kevin Pollak, Argo's Kerry Bishe and Mort Sahl, who appeared on Lewis' 1963 comedy variety series. The film, to be shot in Los Angeles, is produced by Mosaic Media Group's Lawrence Inglee and Lightstream Pictures' Garrett Kelleher.
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