Highlights from the Trailer for “The Last Movie Stars” Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward: Ethan Hawke’s Emotional Documentary
The first trailer for The Last Movie Stars was released today on HBO Max. Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward, two of Hollywood’s biggest names, will be the focus of a new docuseries.
Even though they became household names, the Hollywood couple maintained a low-key existence. In the coming weeks, the six-part series will be aired.
When The Last Movie Stars premiered, it was a little miracle: Newman was writing a memoir at the time of his death, and he had conducted over a hundred interviews for it.
The problem is that Newman had a change of heart and destroyed all of the recordings. The transcripts, on the other hand, were in the hands of one of his children, who reached out to series director Ethan Hawke to share what would otherwise remain a family secret.
Ethan Hawke decided to retell some of Newman’s infamous interviews by inviting some of his favorite actors to re-create what the late actor said on the missing tapes.
George Clooney and Laura Linney will read for Newman and Woodward, respectively, at this year’s event.
Director Sam Rockwell and Billy Crudup, Sally Field and Zoe Kazan Zoe Kazan Karen Allen Steve Zahn LaTanya Richardson Jackson Oscar Isaac and others were also invited to participate in the documentary series.