CS Video: Uncle Frank Interview With Paul Bettany & Alan Ball
Following its highly acclaimed debut at the Sundance Film Festival in January, the powerful coming-of-age gay family dramedy Uncle Frank is arriving on Amazon Prime Video and ComingSoon.net got the opportunity to chat with star Paul Bettany and writer/director Alan Ball to discuss the film! Our interview can be viewed in the player below!
In 1973, teenaged Beth Bledsoe (Sophia Lillis, It: Chapter Two) leaves her rural Southern hometown to study at New York University where her beloved Uncle Frank (Bettany, WandaVision) is a revered literature professor. She soon discovers that Frank is gay, and living with his longtime partner Walid “Wally” Nadeem (Peter Macdissi, Here and Now) — an arrangement that he has kept secret for years. After the sudden death of Frank’s father — Beth’s grandfather — Frank is forced to reluctantly return home for the funeral with Beth in tow, and to finally face a long-buried trauma that he has spent his entire adult life running away from.
The movie, written and directed by Oscar winner Alan Ball (American Beauty), also stars Judy Greer (Archer, Ant-Man and the Wasp), Steve Zahn (The Good Lord Bird, War for the Planet of the Apes), Lois Smith (The Nice Guys, East of Eden) with Margo Martindale (BoJack Horseman, Impeachment: American Crime Story) and Stephen Root (Get Out, Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story).
Uncle Frank is produced by Bill Block, Michael Costigan, Jay Van Hoy, Stephanie Meurer, Peter Macdissi, and Ball. Executive producers include Bob Osher, Andrew Golov, Christopher Tricarico, Josh Peters, and Isaac Ericson.
The heartwarming family dramedy is now available to stream on Amazon Prime Video!