Last Looks directed by Tim Kirkby
There is a certain attraction about the detective noir genre in cinema. The concept of a whodunnit mystery, conflicted private investigator, a mysterious woman, the city, and a complex cast of characters. For director Tim Kirkby, he brought all those elements of a detective film into the mystery comedy of Last Looks.
The film stars Charlie Hunnam, Morena Baccarin, Lucy Fry, Dominic Monaghan, Cliff “Method Man” Smith, Clancy Brown with Rupert Friend, and Mel Gibson. Tim Kirkby directed the movie from the story written by Howard Michael Gould.
Here is the synopsis for Last Looks:
Charlie Waldo (Charlie Hunnam) is an ex-LAPD superstar who left the force and now lives a life of simplicity and solitude deep in the woods. Alistair Pinch (Mel Gibson) is an eccentric actor who spends his days drunk on the set of his TV show. When Pinch’s wife is found dead, he is the prime suspect and Waldo is convinced to come out of retirement to investigate what happened. The case finds Waldo contending with gangsters, Hollywood executives, and pre-school teachers, all in pursuit of clearing Pinch’s name or confirming his guilt.
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Tim Kirkby is a BAFTA TV award winner and a British Comedy Award winner for Stewart Lee’s Comedy Vehicle. He directed and set up many successful comedies for television both in the United Kingdom and the United States, including Phoebe Waller Bridge’s award-winning break hit Fleabag. In the United States, he directed and executive produced all the episodes of the first season of the television series Brockmire for IFC. Also, he directed episodes of the HBO comedy Veep, Netflix’s Grace & Frankie, and Fox’s Brooklyn Nine Nine. Most recently, he directed and executive produced the Netflix series The Pentaverate with Mike Myers, in which he plays eight different characters set to be released in May this year.
Last Looks is in theaters, On Demand, and available digitally tomorrow on February 4.
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