Dennis Hopper may have passed away six years ago, but his fans can still catch him in his last movie, “The Last Film Festival.” IndieWire has an exclusive new clip from the comedy which features Hopper asking a junior agent (Joseph Cross) why he’s in the movie biz, since for him it was because of Sophia Loren.
Directed by Linda Yellen, the film follows Nick Twain (Hopper), a failing Hollywood producer whose latest movie has been rejected by every film festival in the world except for one. When an obscure festival is the last hope for Twain and his disaster of a movie, he does anything to get his picture distributed, including manipulating his dysfunctional cast into attending. Jacqueline Bisset, Chris Kattan, JoBeth Williams and Leelee Sobieski co-star.
Monterey Media acquired the distribution rights to the film back in June. The title is a riff on Hopper’s “The Last Movie,” his directorial follow-up to “Easy Rider.”
“The idea for ‘The Last Film Festival’ started with a laugh Dennis and I shared at the Sundance Film Festival,” Yellen previously said. “And that spirit of fun and spontaneity that is uniquely Dennis carried through the filming and onto the screen. He would be so pleased that what started as one laugh will now result in so many.”
“The Last Film Festival” will be released on September 30.