Adrienne Updates: HBO has released a trailer for Adrienne, a documentary that’s equal parts heartbreaking and heartwarming that will air on December 1st. The film will show the incredible life story of Adrienne Shelly, directed by Andy Ostroy, the husband of the late Adrienne Shelly.
Shelly has worn many hats throughout her life, including actor, filmmaker, wife, and most importantly, mother. The late actor appeared in nearly twenty films, including The Unbelievable Truth and Trust.
Shelly brought women to the fore as writers and directors by making them the stars of her works. She wrote and directed a number of films, the best known of which was Waitress, which was an enormous success at the Sundance Film Festival in 2007.
Beyond Sundance, the film starring Keri Russell (The Americans) and Nathan Fillion (Castle) won critical and audience acclaim and was even adapted for Broadway, starring Sara Bareilles. Shelly won’t ever experience the astonishing success of her hard work since she was killed in late 2006, in a dark and terrible destiny.
Despite the undeniable fact that the murder was initially considered a suicide, Ostroy fought the authorities and will do whatever it takes to make sure that the killer of his late wife is delivered to justice.
Interviews, home movies, and archival footage, in addition to Ostroy’s personal narrative, will be used to tell the story of this unbelievably brilliant character. Shelly’s family and friends will be interviewed, in addition to actors Paul Rudd, Cheryl Hines, Lew Temple, Jessie Mueller, Jeremy Sisto, Russell, and Fillion, in addition to Hal Hartley and Sara Bareilles.
Those who helped investigate her murder will be interviewed, including retired New York City murder investigator Irma Rivera-Duffy and forensic pathologist Dr. Michael Baden.
The video gives us a clear look at the documentary, which tries to be a tribute to Shelly’s life and provides us an idea of what to expect. The daughter of Ostroy and Shelly who is now 17 years old makes several appearances in the film, talks about her mother and sees the world through her mother’s eyes.
“Not a minute of every day goes by without me thinking about Adrienne and what my daughter, Sophie, lost,” says Ostroy in a voiceover. “What has the world lost?”
While Shelly’s life led to such a tragic way for everybody who loved her, the documentary will undoubtedly highlight how joyful, talented, loving, motivated, and passionate this mother, wife, actor and director really was. Adrienne was first uploaded at 8:00 pm on December 1st.