Based on the true story of Tinseltown’s most notoriously unsolved mystery, Hollywoodland is the feature film debut from director Allen Coulter, the multi-award winning director of The Sopranos. The film stars a critically acclaimed cast of Academy Award® winners, Adrien Brody and Ben Affleck, and Academy Award® nominees, Diane Lane and Bob Hoskins. Bringing to life the cocktail hour glamour of the time, the film is set to continue dazzling the awards season. Highly praised for his role as Reeves, Ben Affleck received a Golden Globe® nomination for his supporting role, having previously picked up the best actor award at the Venice Film Festival, with many reviewers considering this is his finest acting performance.
An icon to millions as Superman, Hollywoodland delves deep into the mystery that surrounds the death of George Reeves (Ben Affleck) in his Hollywood home. An exploration of fame and identity, the absorbing drama follows private detective Louis Simo (Adrien Brody) and his investigation into the darker side of Hollywood. As the detective begins to uncover unexpected connections to his own life and learns more about Reeves, the case becomes more personal. Touching on long-standing conspiracy theories, Simo explores Reeves’ relationship with fiancé Leonore Lemmon (Robin Tunney), his affair with benefactor Toni Mannix (Diane Lane), the jealousy of Hollywood heavyweight Eddie Mannix (Bob Hoskins) and the final verdict of suicide following his personal struggle with being typecast as the ‘man in tights’.