An aging comic icon, Jackie, has seen better days. Despite his efforts to reinvent himself, the audience only wants to know him as the former television character he once played. A strain on his younger brother and his wife, Jackie is forced to do community service for accosting an audience member. While there, he meets Harmony and the two find inspiration in one another, resulting in surprising consequences.
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Everyone loves a comeback story and The Comedian has elements of that in its DNA but it doesn’t amount to anything worth grasping on to. Instead, it tells a very basic story with great actors doing what they do best amidst an uninteresting story about a stand-up comedian.
It looks like Robert De Niro’s longtime passion project The Comedian is moving forward, tapping Jennifer Aniston to star. Taylor Hackford is directing the drama, with intentions to shoot in early 2016 in New York.
Hackford will now direct the project, which centers on the life of a masterful insult comic played by De Niro. Art Linson penned the drama, with the standup material scripted by notorious insult king and roast-master Jeffrey Ross.
Robert De Niro’s latest passion project is finally moving forward, with Mike Newell at the helm. Sources confirm that the long-gestating project is a go, with production eyed to begin this november.