In honor of Jerry Lewis’ 90th birthday, the producers of his most recent film, Max Rose, have agreed to release the 2013 drama theatrically as part of a Museum of Modern Art exhibition celebrating Lewis’ legendary career.
According to a report on Deadline.com, Blackbird’s Lawrence Ingless and Lightstream’s Garrett Keller have come to terms with Paladin for a U.S. release of the movie, in which Lewis plays an aging jazz pianist who discovers his recently departed wife had been unfaithful to him.
Max Rose – which also stars Kerry Bishe, Ileana Douglas, Kevin Pollak, and Fred Willard – will serve as the centerpiece of MOMA’s career retrospective on Lewis called “Happy Birthday, Mr. Lewis: The Kid Turns 90,” featuring his work as both an actor and a filmmaker. The movie will premiere at MOMA on April 10, and will go on to release in New York and Los Angele this summer, with a full national theatrical release planned for fall.
Max Rose is Lewis’ first film in 21 years, since 1995’s Funny Bones.
“The amazing [MOMA] retrospective illustrates what an extraordinary, original, and incomparably versatile artist Jerry is, and I believe his work in our film will show that his talents have only deepened with age,” writer and director Daniel Noah said in a statement to Deadline.