FIGHTING Helmer Dito Montiel to Direct Drama BOULEVARD, Starring Robin Williams and Roberto Aguire

     January 9, 2013


Director Dito Montiel (Fighting) is readying his next film.  The Guide to Recognizing Your Saints helmer most recently wrapped the crime pic Empire State starring Dwayne Johnson and Liam Hemsworth, and now Montiel is turning his attention to the drama Boulevard.  Written by Doulgas Soesbe, the story centers on “a devoted husband in a marriage of convenience until run-in with a guarded young man forces him to come to terms with his own secrets.”  It was announced today that Robin Williams will star as the husband, while newcomer Roberto Aguire is set to play the young man.  Production begins in May in Nashville.

A timetable for production isn’t given, but Williams has a number of upcoming films in the can.  He’ll appear in the ensemble romantic comedy The Big Wedding this spring, and also stars in the indie The Angriest Man in Brooklyn and director Lee Daniels’ White House drama The Butler as President Dwight Eisenhower.  Hit the jump to read the press release.

robin-williams-boulevardHere’s the press release:

January 8, 2013 – Los Angeles, CA- Academy Award winner Robin Williams is set to star in Sundance Award Winner Dito Montiel’s (A Guide to Recognizing Your SaintsBoulevard. Camellia Entertainment is now in pre-production on the upcoming feature film. An intimate drama about marriage and lies, Williams will play Nolan Mack, a devoted husband in a marriage of convenience until a run-in with a guarded young man forces Nolan to come to terms with his own secrets.  Up-and-coming actor Roberto Aguire will play Leo, the young man. The screenplay was written by Douglas Soesbe. Camellia Entertainment’s Monica Aguirre Diez Barroso and Mia Chang produce alongside the team of Jeffrey Gelber and Evil Media Empire’s Ryan Belenzon.  Barrett J. Klausman executive produces.

Robin Williams recently wrapped Lee Daniels’ The Butler and Phil Alden Robinson’s The Angriest Man in Brooklyn.  He is repped by WME and MBST Entertainment. Dito Montiel recently wrapped the upcoming Liam Hemsworth and Dwayne Johnson starrer Empire State.  He is repped by WME and Underground. Roberto Aguire makes his big screen debut in the upcoming Chris Colfer feature Struck By Lightning opening Friday in theaters. He is repped by Luber Roklin Entertainment and SDB Partners.

The deals were negotiated on behalf of the producers by Stone, Meyer, Genow, Smelkinson & Binder.

Production is slated for May 2013 in Nashville, TN.

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