BILLY & RAY, a whip-smart comedy charting the birth of the film noir genre, follows literary odd couple writer-director Billy Wilder (Vincent Kartheiser of “Mad Men”) and novelist Raymond Chandler (Broadway’s Larry Pine of CASA VALENTINA) as they contentiously collaborate to adapt Double Indemnity for the silver screen. Set in 1940s Hollywood, BILLY & RAY is the true story of how two brilliant and thorny artists battled the Hollywood censors and each other to create a groundbreaking movie classic. Directed by legendary director/writer/producer Garry Marshall (Pretty Woman, Beaches).
“A smartly humorous, suspenseful production!”
-Jennifer Farrar, Associated Press
“A highly amusing, highly polished comedy!”
-David Finkle, Huffington Post
“The ever-reliable Larry Pine, lately of “Casa Valentina,” is very fine as Chandler. Vincent Kartheiser is energetic and likable.”
–Terry Teachout, Wall Street Journal
“Endearing and funny!
Sophie Von Haselberg has inherited both the looks and the brilliant comic timing of her mother, Bette Midler. Meanwhile, Broadway musical star Drew Gehling proves that he doesn’t need to sing to shine as Wilder’s frustrated producer.”
– Brian Scott Lipton, Citi Tour