Jerry Lewis Returns in Max Rose

A star from the Golden Age of Hollywood is returning to the silver screen. Best known for his slapstick roles of the mid-20th century, Jerry Lewis appears to be taking on a somber turn as the recently widowed Max Rose. The Nutty Professor last starred on the big screen more than a quarter century ago.

The tagline for the film seems to have a double meaning for the lead character and the star playing him. “The legend is back,” the movie poster boasts of both Lewis and his character, retired jazz pianist Max Rose. According to the trailer, Rose begins to question his 65 year marriage after finding a love note to his wife from another man.

Max Rose doesn’t look like it will be the gut buster that Lewis is famous for, but we’re excited to see this movie legend back in action. The film opens in September.



Kelle Long

Kelle has written about film and TV for The Credits since 2016. Follow her on Twitter @molaitdc for interviews with really cool film and TV artists and only occasional outbursts about Broadway, tennis, and country music. Please no talking or texting during the movie. Unless it is a musical, then sing along loudly.