Starz Digital has released the much-awaited trailer of Robin Williams' swan song, the upcoming Hollywood drama Boulevard.
Boulevard, which is slated for a July release, is the late actor's final dramatic onscreen performance. The movie debuted at the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival and is directed by Dito Montiel, who is famed for his award-winning 2006 directorial debut A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints.
The launch of Boulevard's first trailer saw an outpouring of grief on Twitter by the Oscar-winning actor's fans as the hashtag #RobinWilliams trended on the microblogging site. Boulevard will be the final performance from Williams. The Good Will Hunting actor committed suicide on Aug. 11, 2014. He was reportedly suffering from depression.
Boulevard is the story of Nolan Mack, essayed by Williams, who is a bank manager and a devoted husband to Joy (played by Kathy Baker of Boston Public fame). However, 60-year-old Nolan has a secret regarding his sexuality, which he begins to question upon befriending young Leo (Roberto Aguire), a gay street hustler, who he meets while driving around aimlessly.
The film's trailer opens with Nolan driving around and saying: "I drove down the street one night, a street I didn't know."
Written by Douglas Soesbe, the poignant trailer for Boulevard hints at the sexually repressed Nolan's battle with his loneliness and self as he seeks companionship, embraces his sexuality and discovers life afresh.
"Maybe it's never too late to finally start living the life you really want," says Winston (Bob Odenkirk), Nolan's friend, in the trailer.
Nolan's façade and the crumbling marriage, how he comes to terms with his sexuality and the pathos is poignantly surmised when he says "I love you, Joy. That was never a lie" when finally coming out of the closet to his wife.
The trailer ends with "This is time first to be in the real world" giving fans a peek of the promise Boulevard holds.
Boulevard is set to hit theaters in the U.S. on July 10. Check out the trailer below.