George Clooney is back behind the camera again in The Tender Bar, a coming of age movie starring Ben Affleck and Ty Sheridan.
Clooney’s eighth feature film, based on the memoirs of American author J. R. Moringer, who finds replacements for his absent father at his Uncle Charlie’s bar in New York.
“It was nice,” Clooney said at the film’s premiere at the London Film Festival. “I don’t usually make films like this. I wanted it to be something that didn’t necessarily reflect all the things we’d been through. I wanted something to remind us that we are all alike in general.”
The events of the film revolve around J. R. Played by Sheridan and up-and-coming actor Daniel Ranieri, who is taken care of by his bartender uncle and played by Affleck, he finds shelter in this bar.
J turns. R. From being an insecure boy to a popular writer influenced by the stories told by pub-goers of all stripes.
Of his casting his friend Affleck to play the charismatic Uncle Charlie, Clooney said the decision was easy: “This character is really smart, he’s a jolly idiot often on purpose, and Ben can combine all of these qualities.”
Turning 60 last May, Clooney said, he re-evaluated his priorities, explaining, “Sixty changes the dynamic somewhat. Amal and I always talk about it,” referring to his wife, human rights lawyer Amal Clooney.
“It doesn’t mean not working because work is really important to both of us, but it also (means) making sure that we spend time together and with our family,” he added.
The film will be released in American cinemas on December 17, and it is scheduled to start broadcasting worldwide on the Amazon Prime platform from January 7, 2022.
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