I don't remember the last time I saw Burt Reynolds in a movie, but he's got a fantastic looking film coming out called The Last Movie Star and today we have a first trailer to share with you. I've always liked Burt Reynolds and this looks like a solid comeback kind of role for him! The movie also stars Ariel Winter (Modern Family) and Clark Duke (Hot Tub Time Machine, Kick-Ass 2).
In the film, Reynolds plays an aging actor named Vic Edwards who was very popular in his earlier career. He was a college football player, then a stunt double and then a leading man. He heads to Nashville (after getting advice from a friend played by Chevy Chase) to get a lifetime achievement award. Instead of being given a hotel suite and pampered, he finds that it’s a low budget festival put on locally and that he’s the only major honoree who has ever shown up. While he’s there, however, he goes on a journey of self-discovery.
The Last Movie Star was directed by Adam Rifkin (Small Soldiers, Look) and it will premiere on DirecTV on February 22 and will hit select theaters in New York and Los Angeles on March 30.