The HBO Max OriginalThe Last Movie Stars has been announced a date for the release, a docuseries made of six parts by actor, writer, and director Ethan Hawke, which celebrates one of Hollywood''s most iconic and lasting romances.
The Last Movie Stars is inspired by Hawke, a four-time Academy Award nominee who directed the critically acclaimed 2014 film about pianist Seymour Bernstein, which he directed for the first time in March. Martin Scorseseserves will play for the Cannes Film Festival in May.
A long-abandoned project led by Newman, a friend and twice Academy Award-nominated screenwriter, has a key role in the docuseries. Stern, on Newman''s request, conducted interviews with family, friends, and collaborators for a planned memoir. In this interview, they discussed Elia Kazan, Sidney Lumet, Karl Malden, Sidney Pollack, and his personal demons, as well as his son''s devastating loss.
Hawke also interviewed some of Newmans daughters to get another inside perspective on the couple and their private lives, as well as Sally Field and Scorsese for their views on Woodwards and Newmans'' careers and their motivations.
Hawke made a statement, stating, "It''s not the same as everything else."
This summer, it''s an honor to have Joanne and Paul''s inspiring life and love story shared with audiences. I''m especially delighted that a project we have invested so much energy and soul into now has its place at HBO Max, a television space known for celebrating and supporting the documentary artform.
This summer, it''s an honor to get to share with audience the inspiring life and love story of Joanne and Paul. Im especially thrilled that a project we have invested so much energy and soul into now has its place on HBO Max, a platform known for commemorating and advocating the documentary artform.
At the beginning of their careers, Woodward and Newman met each other on a Broadway production of Picnic. Some of their collective and individual films include The Long, Hot Summer, The Hustler, Eve, Butch Cassidy, and Rachel, Rachel. As a couple, they managed to balance their careers with a fulfilling marriage from 1958 to 2008.
Amy Entelis and Courtney Sexton were executive producers of the docuseries at Nook House Productions, including Emily Wachtel and Lisa Long Adler of Under the Influence Productions, and Adam Gibbs. The original score was composed by Hamilton Leithauser.
The Last Movie Stars will debut on HBO Max on Thursday, July 21.