The Last Movie Stars, a six-part documentary from CNN Films and HBO Max that chronicles Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward’s careers and marriage, will arrive July 21 on HBO Max. Watch the new trailer above.
Through long-lost transcriptions of interviews with the stage and screen stars and those close to them, brought to life by voices of contemporary actors, Ethan Hawke's documentary offers an intimate look into the lives and careers of the famed couple, including their dedication to art, philanthropy, and each other.
George Clooney gives voice to Newman's comments and Laura Linney to Woodward's. The documentary also features Sam Rockwell, Billy Crudup, Sally Field, Zoe Kazan, Karen Allen, Steve Zahn, LaTanya Richardson Jackson, Oscar Isaac, and Mark Ruffalo.
Emily Wachtel and Lisa Long Adler (Nook House Productions), Adam Gibbs, and Ryan Hawke (Under the Influence Productions) produce. Executive producers are Amy Entelis, Martin Scorsese, and Courtney Sexton.
Barry Poltermann is the film editor with sound design by Ron Bochar and music by composer Hamilton Leithauser.
The late Newman was Tony-nominated for his performance in the 2002 revival of Our Town and was also seen on Broadway in Picnic (Woodward was an understudy in the production), The Desperate Hours, Sweet Bird of Youth, and opposite Woodward in Baby Want a Kiss. Woodward's additional Broadway credits include The Lovers and Candida. Woodward won her Academy Award for her work in The Three Faces of Eve, while Newman won his performance Oscar for The Color of Money. He was also the recipient of an Honorary Academy Award and the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award.