Plummer’s ‘Bar­ry­more’ moves from stage to screen

The Washington Times Daily - - Life -

Christopher Plummer’s haunt­ing por­trayal of John Bar­ry­more is be­ing given a new au­di­ence.

Pro­duc­ers said Tues­day that the film “Bar­ry­more” will be shown at cine­mas in Canada be­gin­ning in May and through­out the United States, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and other coun­tries in Oc­to­ber, ac­cord­ing to the As­so­ci­ated Press.

“Bar­ry­more” — a two-per­son play ex­plor­ing the life of famed ac­tor John Bar­ry­more — earned Mr. Plummer a Tony in 1997. Last year, the ac­tor recre­ated his per­for­mance for mul­ti­ple high-def­i­ni­tion cam­eras.

It was filmed over seven days on lo­ca­tion and on the stage at the El­gin The­ater in Toronto. Based on the play by Wil­liam Luce, the film is di­rected and adapted for the screen by Erik Canuel.

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