'Real Genius' Co-Stars Kilmer And Gries Reunite For Film That's Nothing Like 'Real Genius'
The indie drama / bio pic Deep In The Heart tells the story of real-life, really-rich Texas businessman Richard Wallrath (Gries), who struggles with alcoholism and eventually becomes a philanthropist. A really big philanthropist too, if you get what I'm saying. Kilmer plays "The Bearded Man" -- and how you can write a serious movie script and keep a straight face when you keep typing "The Bearded Man" over and over again is beyond me -- a "Christ-like figure" who gets Wallrath off the sauce.
The film will be directed by Christopher Cain (Young Guns, but more importantly, The Amazing Panda Adventure) and will feature a cameo by Texas Governor Rick Perry. In Perry's scene, he plays himself in a re-enactment of an awards ceremony he hosted in real life. Hopefully, the Academy will start giving awards for re-enactments of real life award scenes in cinema. (Hollywood Reporter)