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