Ben Affleck stars in George Clooney’s The Tender Bar with Tye Sheridan, Christopher Lloyd and Lily Rabe in a first frame from the film.
The first image of Ben Affleck and Tye Sheridan in George Clooney’s adaptation of The tender bar is out. The tender bar is a memoir written by JR Moehringer, which traces his journey to manhood by finding father figures at a local bar to help or hinder his growth over the years. George Clooney is directing the film, which stars Ben Affleck, Tye Sheridan, Christopher Lloyd and Lily Rabe. The adaptation is scripted by The deadis William Monahan.
Clooney, who started his career as an actor, has focused in recent years on more work behind the camera, as well as in front of it. The actor / director recently worked on the Socket-22 miniseries for Hulu, and directed the sci-fi tale Midnight sky for Netflix. Affleck has also balanced his career in front and behind the camera, most recently starring in The last duel for Ridley Scott and the next Deep waters for Adrian Lyne. Affleck is currently preparing the true story of WWII Phantom army, which he will direct and play.
The tender bar was filmed in Beverly, Massachusetts, and ended in April 2021. Tye Sheridan plays the lead character, based on the author, who struggles to find father figures in his life, turning to his uncle Charlie ( Ben Affleck) and his local bar to find what he lacks in his life: namely, the advice often provided by a father. Lily Rabe plays Sheridan’s mother, who tries to help her son find better opportunities and get out of his own father’s house, played by Christopher Lloyd. Amazon Studios today released the first image of the film, along with release details. Take a look at the picture below:
The tender bar will be released in New York and Los Angeles on December 17 and air nationwide on December 22, before heading to Amazon Prime on January 7, 2022. The film is 104 minutes long and also stars Max Martini, Max Casella, Sondra James and Briana Middleton. The tender bar will take place over multiple time frames, as it follows Tye Sheridan’s character growth, Moehringer, from childhood to adulthood.
As Affleck continues to branch out into big budget dishes such as the upcoming Flash, where he will return as Batman, the actor also continues to dip his toe in smaller dishes like The tender bar, which allows him to perform in both arenas. Sheridan has grown his career in the same way, starting with more modest rates like Mud, before jumping into the role of Cyclops for the X Men franchise. Clooney is also no stranger to doing double duty on big and small fares, but luckily he’s able to navigate more intimate projects, such as The tender bar, which makes it seem like the type of content audiences are receiving less and less as spectacle films have taken center stage. Here is hoping that The tender bar is a memorable and poignant entry into the drama category for all involved.
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