The late ac­tor plays gay in fi­nal on-screen film role

GA Voice - - LGBT Atlanta -

By JIM FARMER

Back when he was writ­ing the script for what would even­tu­ally be­come the film “Boule­vard,” Dou­glas Soesbe hadn’t forecast any par­tic­u­lar ac­tors for the lead­ing role. But when Robin Wil­liams be­came in­ter­ested in the pro­ject a num­ber of years later, Soesbe knew it was per­fect cast­ing. “I can’t even imag­ine any­one else,” he says.

But what was headed to­wards be­ing an in­die drama last year, per­haps with a small the­atri­cal re­lease, has turned into some­thing more with the death of Wil­liams in Au­gust of 2014. “Boule­vard” marks Wil­liam’s last on-screen film ap­pear­ance. Di­rected by Dito Mon­tiel, the film opened in New York and Los An­ge­les ear­lier this month and ex­pands to At­lanta July 31 at Land­mark’s Midtown Art Cin­ema.

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