Disney Legend Robin Williams is considered to be not only one of the greatest stand up comedians of all time, but also one of the greatest actors, voice actors and overall general human beings of all time. A man so full of love and energy and he always seemed to love people. That is why in 2014 many were shocked when he took his own life and people around the world mourned his passing.
He is fondly remembered for roles in films such as Mrs. Doubtfire, Jumangi, Good Will Hunting and perhaps most of all as the Genie in Disney’s 1992 animated classic Aladdin.
But seemingly a small glimpse of him reappeared online in the most interesting of ways.
In 2015 on the now defunct app Vine Actor Jamie Costa uploaded multiple impressions of the late actor. His impressions were spot one and instantly went viral. Since then Jamie has been in a number of commercials as well as a few Star Wars Fan Films where he played not only a young Han Solo but also Obi-Wan Kenobi.
On October 11th the actor, who had been absent from social media for some time, resurfaced out of the blue with a test film called “ROBIN”.
The test film is somewhat of a pitch for a Robin Williams Biopic. Jamie Costa of course plays Robin Williams along with actress Sarah Murphee as Pam Dawber.
The test takes place during March 5th, 1982, the day after actor John Belushi had passed away from a drug overdose. While in his trailer rehearsing for Mork & Mindy, Pam gives Robin the bad news since Robin not only was friends with John but also because he was with John the night before.
This apparently makes Robin realize he needs to clean himself up or else he’d end up like John.
The short has gained almost 1 Million Views since its upload and has many fans asking for this biopic pitch to get picked up, especially by Disney fans who want to see a scene of him in the recording booth during the production of Aladdin. None of Williams’ family have yet commented on the test, but hopefully it made a good impression.
Let’s hope this film doesn’t go the way of the 2018 Nathan Fillion UNCHARTED Fan Film. Hopefully we’ll get to see a young Robin Williams on the big screen going through his struggles as an actor. Of course the film would be Rated R due to his habit of cussing.
Would you like to see this turn into a feature length film? Which company do you think should pick it up?
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