Watch the official trailer for Samuel Goldwyn Films’ Mapplethorpe, about famed photographer Robert Mapplethorpe, above.
Matt Smith stars as Mapplethorpe, who discovered himself both sexually and artistically in New York City throughout the ’70s and ’80s. He is joined by Marianne Rendón, Tony winner John Benjamin Hickey, Mark Moses, Carolyn McCormick, Tony winner Brian Stokes Mitchell, Tony nominee Kerry Butler, and John Bolton.
The film depicts Mapplethorpe’s life from moments before he and Patti Smith moved into the famed Chelsea hotel. Here, he begins photographing its inhabitants and his newfound circle of friends, including artists and musicians, socialites, film stars, and members of the S&M underground. Mapplethorpe’s work displayed eroticism in a way that had never been examined nor displayed before to the public.
Ondi Timoner directs from a screenplay co-written with Mikko Alanne. The film is scheduled to arrive in theatres March 1, 2019.
Producers include Eliza Dushku, Ondi Timoner, Nate Dushku, and Richard J. Bosner. Executive producers are Peter Palandjian and Sam Maydew.
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