In 1983, Robert DeNiro took on one of his noted roles as a mentally unstable “comedian” that takes a talk show host hostage in The King of Comedy.
Next year, DeNiro will star as a slightly more (but not too much more) normal comedian in simply titled The Comedian that forces himself to make a comeback after several falls from grace. Also, the one and only Jeff Ross was hired to write actual jokes for DeNiro’s character Jackie that are used throughout the film. Leslie Mann, Danny DeVito, Patti LuPone, and Harvey Keitel make for a pretty dazzling supporting cast as well.
Watch the trailer here, then look for it in theaters on January 13th.