'Starring Adam West' Doc Trailer Looks at the Life of an Old Superhero
Just as Alejandro González Iñárritu's peculiar drama Birdman hits festivals, featuring Michael Keaton as a washed up former star of superhero films, another former man of the cape is getting a documentary. Adam West was the first on-screen iteration of Batman to become a pop culture phenomenon, and he rode that wave to worldwide fame, even if it's become more of a joke than anything now. But the Starring Adam West takes a deeper look at the man's struggle as a typecast actor, doing his best with the fame that both crippled and then revived his career as he has embraced the good and the bad of his superhero past, usually with great humor. And now we have a trailer looking at the documentary on the veteran actor. Watch now!
In 1966 Adam West was on top of the world. The farm boy from Walla Walla was on a meteoric rise to fame as the star of the ABC series Batman. But after three seasons, the series was cancelled, leaving West typecast as the caped crusader. But Adam West never gave up. Through good years and bad he continued to follow his passion, pursue his craft, and fight his way back. Starring Adam West (marking James E. Tooley's directorial debut) is the story of a Hollywood survivor, a family man, and the loyal fans who will stop at nothing to see their superhero justly rewarded with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The feature documentary is available right now on Starz Encore according to the film's official website. Good stuff?