The first reviews for Taylor Hackford’s “The Comedian” hit the other day following its premiere at AFI Fest and they were not kind. Unsurprisingly talk of its awards chances have fallen fairly quiet. Even so, Sony Pictures Classics is still trying and has posted the first trailer today.
Robert De Niro, Leslie Mann, Danny DeVito, Patti Lupone, Harvey Keitel, Edie Falco, and Cloris Leachman lead the cast of the film about an insult comic who tries to learn humility and becomes a viral sensation. The film scores a limited release on December 2nd followed by a wide opening on January 13th.