Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Nick Flynn on the Big Screen with Robert DeNiro

Nick Flynn, who visited the Writers Institute in 2004 to present Another Bulls**t Night in Suck City, a memoir of his relationship with his troubled father, served as Executive Producer for Being Flynn, the screen adaptation of that memoir, set to premiere on March 2.

Robert DeNiro plays the author's father.

From the film's website:

Can one life story have two authors?

Being Flynn is the new dramatic feature from Academy Award-nominated writer/director Paul Weitz (About a Boy). Adapted from Nick Flynn’s 2004 memoir Another Bulls—t Night in Suck City, the movie explores bonds both unbreakable and fragile between parent and child.

Nick Flynn (portrayed in the film by Paul Dano of Little Miss Sunshine and There Will Be Blood) is a young writer seeking to define himself. He misses his late mother, Jody (four-time Academy Award nominee Julianne Moore), and her loving nature. But his father, Jonathan, is not even a memory, as Nick has not seen the man in 18 years. More.