New Documentary To Debut On SHOWTIME Friday, June 9 At 9 PM ET/PT
NEW YORK – May 3, 2017 – Showtime Documentary Films will debut the new documentary BECOMING CARY GRANT, a definitive biography of the extraordinary Hollywood icon, at the Cannes Film Festival. Following the festival, the film will have its world television debut on SHOWTIME on Friday, June 9 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on air, on demand and over the internet. Directed by Mark Kidel (Elvis Costello: Mystery Dance, A Journey With Peter Sellars), the captivating biopic reveals Cary Grant’s inner search to find himself at the height of his fame.
To watch and share the first look at BECOMING CARY GRANT, go to: https://youtu.be/WHkMZfmxDB8.
Using words and insights from his unpublished autobiography and newly discovered personal footage, BECOMING CARY GRANT unveils the intimate story of Archie Leach, the man behind the mask of the beloved and charming Hollywood legend known as Cary Grant. From his difficult childhood without his mother, through his 30 years of stardom, to the joys of his later years as a father, the film uncovers a side of Grant never seen by the public. BECOMING CARY GRANT plumbs the depths of Grant’s insecurities and reveals his unique journey of self-exploration through recounts of his probing LSD therapy sessions. The 85-minute documentary features a treasure trove of extracts from Grant’s films and exclusive interviews with his close friends about his troubled past.
BECOMING CARY GRANT is produced by Christian Popp and Nick Ware. The words of Cary Grant are spoken by actor Jonathan Pryce (Game of Thrones, Wolf Hall).
A YUZU Productions Film in coproduction with ARTE France in association with ro*co films productions, BECOMING CARY GRANT joins the esteemed Showtime Documentary Films portfolio that focuses on the lives and legacies of culture-defining figures, including WHITNEY. “CAN I BE ME”, ERIC CLAPTON: A LIFE IN 12 BARS, the Emmy®-nominated LISTEN TO ME MARLON and an upcoming documentary film on John Belushi’s life and career.
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