NEWS: First Look at Showtime’s Charlie Chaplin Feature Doc
On the 130th anniversary of Charlie Chaplin’s birth, the team behind the Showtime feature documentary about the movie icon has released the first image from the project, now titled Chasing Chaplin.
Altitude Film Sales is handling international rights and will be at Cannes to show the first footage to buyers. Showtime will premiere the film in the U.S., and Altitude will distribute in the U.K. and Ireland.
Chasing Chaplin comes from Peter Middleton and James Spinney, who are three-time BAFTA nominees for Notes on Blindness. It charts Chaplin’s life in his own words and those of the people closest to him, reflecting on his rags-to-riches story. Middleton and Spinney set out to make a personal portrayal of the artist and entertainer, who was, for part of the 20th century, the most famous man in the world.
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