An aging rock star receives a life-changing letter and decides to find out what his life could have been like in Danny Collins. That is the premise behind the inspiring story of an unexpected second act from writer and director Dan Fogelman.
Still riding high on the hits from his heyday, singer Danny Collins (Al Pacino) seems to have it all—money, fame, a new fiancée and arenas packed with adoring fans. But years of hard living, failed relationships and performing the same songs night after night have begun to take their toll on the once wild rocker.
So when his long-time manager (Christopher Plummer) presents him with a never-delivered letter written to him 40 years earlier by John Lennon, Danny decides to belatedly heed his idol’s advice and follow his heart. He cancels a sold-out tour and checks into a small-town New Jersey hotel to try to rediscover his love of music and the family he abandoned on his way to stardom.
Inspired by a true story, Danny Collins features an all-star cast and a soundtrack featuring nine classic songs by John Lennon plus original music by Ryan Adams, Don Was, Cairan Gribbin and Greg Agar.
Danny Collins is written and directed by Dan Fogelman (Crazy, Stupid, Love; Last Vegas). The film stars Al Pacino (The Godfather, Scent of a Woman), Annette Bening (The Kids Are All Right, American Beauty), Jennifer Garner (Men, Women and Children, Juno), Bobby Cannavale (Blue Jasmine, “Boardwalk Empire”) and Christopher Plummer (Beginners, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo).
Danny Collins opens in cinemas on 16 April 2015.