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‘Uncle Frank’ Star Peter Macdissi Talks Working With Partner Alan Ball on the Indie Gay Drama

When Peter Macdissi first began going on auditions, there weren’t many roles for a young man from the Middle East.“It’s getting better,” the 46-year-old Lebanese actor and producer tells Variety. “On TV, there are some things right now, and it’s really getting better. When I first started in my twenties or early thirties, oh my […]

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‘Uncle Frank’ Trailer: Paul Bettany and Sophia Lillis Star in an LGBTQ Dramedy From ‘American Beauty’ Writer Alan Ball

Paul Bettany has been able to carve out a second wave in his career thanks to a much-needed boost from Marvel. But in the years since he put on red face make-up and a yellow cape, Bettany hasn’t really gotten a chance to showcase his long-dormant leading man talents. But Bettany finally gets a leading-man […]

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Amazon Studios Buys ‘Uncle Frank’ for $12 Million Out of Sundance (Exclusive)

Amazon Studios has bought “Uncle Frank,” an acclaimed drama about a closeted gay man forced to come out to his Southern family in the 1970s. The film debuted this weekend at the Sundance Film Festival.UTA Independent Film Group brokered the deal, which insiders valued at $12 million, individuals close to the talks said. It was […]

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