THEY WISHED FOR A STARæTHEN WISHED THEY HADNÙT
Jefferson Steel (Burt Reynolds) is an ageing Hollywood action hero. HeÙs out of work, vain, insecure and is desperate to revive his flagging career. Under pressure from his client, JeffersonÙs incompetent LA agent Charlie is forced to go through his trash in a final attempt to find Jefferson workæ and stumbles upon the perfect role: a prestige run in the British theatre playing King Lear at Stratford.
Jefferson believes he has landed the role of a lifetime and arrives in the U.K. only to discover the reality. Instead of a leading role in a Royal Shakespeare Company Production at Stratford upon Avon, Jefferson has committed to star as King Lear for an amateur dramatic society in the sleepy English village Stratford St John in Suffolk. A comic clash of cultures ensues in this hilarious and ultimately moving British comedy.
A star studded British cast including Oscar-nominee Burt Reynolds BAFTA-winner Imelda Staunton, Sir Derek Jacobi, and Samantha Bond.
A charming, warm-hearted British comedy from the makers of Shakespeare in Love, A Bunch Of Amateurs was picked by the Royal Family for the 2009 Royal Film Performance in Leicester Square.
Production Year - 2009
Length Ó 92 mins
Rated Ó M
Country of Origin Ó UK
Director Ó Andy Cadiff