Fans will hear Robin Williams’ voice later this year playing a dog in the sci-fi comedy “Absolutely Anything,” but the legendary comic’s last dramatic, live-action appearance will come in July’s “Boulevard.” In “Boulevard,” Williams plays a 60-year old man in a rut, stuck in a loveless marriage and a dead-end job. Now a trailer for the film gives fans a glimpse at the Oscar-winner’s final serious performance.
In the trailer, Williams’ character, Nolan Mack, seems to be at the end of his rope, leading a painfully monotonous life. Nolan and his wife (Kathy Baker) have not slept in the same room in a long time and the washed up banker has been at the same job for 26 years. However, things start to change when an aimless drive results in an unexpected friendship with a troubled, young man named Leo (Roberto Aguire). As Nolan’s relationship with Leo grows, he must balance his secret life with his home life as he starts to explore what he really wants.
Watch the trailer for “Boulevard” below:
“Boulevard” was directed by Dito Montiel (“Empire State”) and debuted at the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival. The cast also includes “Better Call Saul” star Bob Odenkirk, who plays Nolan’s best friend, Winston, in the movie. Starz Digital purchased the film after the Tribeca Film Festival. It will premiere in theaters on July 17.
The movie will be fans' last chance to see Robin Williams take on a dramatic role. The comedian committed suicide in his Malibu home on Aug. 11, 2014. After “Boulevard,” fans will have one more Williams performance to look forward to, a voiceover role as Dennis the dog in the Simon Pegg-starring sci-fi comedy “Absolutely Anything.”
Watch the trailer for “Absolutely Anything” below:
“Absolutely Anything” is scheduled to hit theaters in the U.K. on Aug, 14, but no U.S. release date has been announced. “Boulevard” will premiere on July 17.