Four unreleased Robin Williams films to watch out for
By MORGAN WHITAKER
Robin Williams' unexpected death shocked and saddened millions of fans worldwide, but those still craving a little more of the acting and comedy icon's work are in luck. Williams had lent his talents to four yet-to-be released films.
The first movie for fans to look out for is "Merry Friggin' Christmas," a comedy in which Williams plays Joel McHale's eccentric father alongside fellow actors Candice Bergen, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Lauren Graham, and Oliver Platt.
McHale spoke glowingly of his now-deceased co-star a month before he passed away. "When you talk to Robin you think, 'I have learned more in the last 20 minutes than I ever learned,'" he told the New York Daily News. "He is such an open soul and one of the most sensitive and great guys, and I would kill for the man. And I have already offered to kill people for him."
The holiday comedy is due out in theaters and on demand Nov. 7, according to ET.
Younger audiences will delight at the chance to see Williams reprise his role as Teddy Roosevelt in the latest installment of the "Night at the Museum." Williams will play the gun-toting president alongside Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson, Rebel Wilson, and Dick Van Dyke.
Williams' will not be the only posthumous performance either, as the film also includes an appearance from Mickey Rooney who passed away this past April. "Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb" is scheduled to hit theaters Dec. 19.
Fans of his more serious work like "One Hour Photo" and "Good Will Hunting" should be on the look out for "Boulevard." Williams stars as a man struggling with homosexuality in a role that Variety described as "one of the kindest characters Williams has ever played." The movie already premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival, but may get a bigger release in the wake of the actor's death.
Anyone pining for the star's voice acting talents will want to check out "Absolutely Anything," a comedy from Terry Jones of the Monty Python gang. The film starring Simon Pegg and Kate Beckinsale tells the story of a teacher who finds himself in some sticky situations after he gains supernatural powers. Williams lent his voice to the character of "Dennis the Dog." It's scheduled to be released sometime in 2015, according to IMDB.
Plans for a fifth possible project, "Mrs. Doubtfire 2," will likely be dropped by the studio instead of a replacement actor being sought to depict the eponymous character, according to Variety.
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