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Robin Williams' Final Role May Get Shelved

Robin Williams' Final Role May Get Shelved


Boulevard struggles to find a distributor

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Boulevard, one of the final films in which Robin Williams stars as a closeted gay man, may never be released in theaters.

The film, which was showcased at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York and Outfest in Los Angeles shortly before Williams took his own life in August, tells the story of a married man who falls in love with a male prostitute (Roberto Aguire) and struggles with coming out late in life.

Despite garnering positive reviews, Boulevard has struggled finding a distributor to bring it to theaters, and the cast and crew are now concerned it may never happen.

"It's really sad but it is looking impossible that Boulevard will ever see the light of day now," a source told the Mirror. "It has proved to be a struggle for it to find the support it needs to be released. The cast have tried, as have the crew. But for many reasons it is looking very unlikely."

Shortly before his death, Williams spoke highly of the project, describing it as "a beautiful, sad movie."

"[It's] a guy who falls in love with a gay prostitute, basically comes out," Williams said. "He's married, and he has to come out to his wife. It was powerful to do."

With Boulevard possibly shelved for good, fans can see Williams in three other completed films. A Merry Friggin' Christmas debuts in theaters on Nov. 7 and Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb follows on Dec. 19. The third and final film features Williams' voice as Dennis the Dog in Absolutely Anything, starring Simon Pegg, hits theaters sometime in 2015.

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