(ANSA) – ROME, NOV 14 – “A wonderful personality, similar to my father in many respects.” That’s how Ben Affleck described his role in The Tender Bar, George Clooney’s new directorial film, with some of the season’s most anticipated movie stars and authors, organized by the online magazine with some of the heroes and authors of Lily Rabe. , Ty Sheridan, Christopher Lloyd and little Daniel Ranieri (in his debut), arrive in New York and Los Angeles in a limited edition starting December 17, starting December 22 for the national release in the USA and January 7 on Amazon Prime Video.
It is based on the bestselling and Pulitzer Prize-winning memoir of the same name by J.R. Moringer (in Italy it was published by Piemme as Il bar delle grande speranze). It tells the story of JR (Ranieri and Sheridan of different ages), a boy raised on Long Island by a single mother (Rabi), who is trained as a man who spends a lot of time in a neighborhood bar where his uncle Charlie (Aflick) is a bartender. He is just one of the original and sometimes strange father figures in his life, and he tries to ‘fill in’ the absence of a father as much as possible.
“This is probably one of the only two moments in my career where I was offered a great role for a great movie by a great director. I usually always collaborate on creating material for my projects, and make sure they happen. This time it was. Like a gift from heaven. Even before I read the script, I was ready To produce the movie, and I still don’t know how good George Clooney (Aflick’s friend, co-producer with him on Argo) is the director. He’s leaving and he’s really helped me.” Affleck also found a personal connection to his character: “It’s a very rewarding role, Charlie is on the one hand a really good person and a reference father figure to his grandson, he’s always by his side. He loves a child but he doesn’t like it. He expresses it in the traditional way that the last generation is used to.”
Moreover “Like my father, a waiter, a person of culture, self-built, with a strong sense of humour”. (Dealing).
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