Three years after its Cannes debut, the familial drama Max Rose will finally arrive in theaters next month. The film — written and directed by Daniel Noah — is somewhat of a landmark, as it makes the first live-action performance of Jerry Lewis since 1995’s Funny Bones. The legendary actor and comedian stars as a jazz pianist named Max who discovers his wife, Eva, days before her death, was seeing another man during their 65-year marriage. This revelation rattles Max, along with his son (Kevin Pollak) and granddaughter (Kerry Bishé).
Ahead of a release in September, the first trailer and poster have now arrived. The film looks to be a somber and potentially uplifting meditation on loss and lies, life and death as the journey may be an excuse for the now-mourning and confused Max to connect with his children and experience life one final time.
See the trailer below, along with a poster:
Days before the death of Eva (Claire Bloom), his wife of 65 years, jazz pianist Max discovers that she had another man in her life. The news is just as shocking to his son (Kevin Pollak) and granddaughter (Kerry Bishé), and it leads Max on a journey to track down Eva’s secret lover, Ben (Dean Stockwell).
Max Rose hits limited theaters on September 2nd and will expand throughout October.