Lewis starred in and directed his acclaimed 1963 comedy The Nutty Professor.
Jerry Lewis will star in Max Rose, a dramatic look at an elderly man who reflects on the key moments and people in his life. The film will shoot later this year in Los Angeles. For Lewis, returning to the screen in a starring role is a personal triumph, given the long history of health problems he has had to overcome. The notion of Lewis starring in a drama is not far-fetched. The legendary comic won rave reviews opposite Robert DeNiro in Martin Scorsese's woefully under-rated The King of Comedy in which Lewis played the dramatic lead. For more click here