'Val': Release date, spoilers and all you need to know about Val Kilmer's documentary

'Val': Release date, spoilers and all you need to know about Val Kilmer's documentary
Val Kilmer is coming up with his documentary titled 'Val' (Photo by Andy Kropa/Getty Images)

One can only wish and hope for a film career, an illustrious one no less, like Val Kilmer's. Spanning over 40 decades, the actor's journey in showbiz has been perfectly captured in the Amazon Prime Video-backed documentary film 'Val'. It focuses on the actor's rise and fall through the years and his struggle with cancer. 

Interestingly, 'Val' isn't the only celebrity/ actor documentary that will keep you hooked. In the last few years, OTT platforms have seen a spike in content belonging to similar genres. 'Miss Americana', 'This Is Paris', 'Ariana Grande: Excuse Me, I Love You', and 'Shawn Mendes: In Wonder'.



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Release date 

'Val' debuts on Amazon Prime Video on August 6, Friday. It saw a limited theatre release on July 23 and was part of a special screening at Cannes Film Festival 2021.


"For over 40 years Val Kilmer, one of Hollywood's most mercurial and/or misunderstood actors has been documenting his own life and craft through film and video," the official synopsis reads. "He has amassed thousands of hours of footage, from 16mm home movies made with his brothers, to time spent in iconic roles for blockbuster movies like Top Gun, The Doors, Tombstone, and Batman Forever."


"This raw, wildly original and unflinching documentary reveals a life lived to extremes and a heart-filled, sometimes hilarious look at what it means to be an artist and a complex man," the description concluded.


According to IMDb, the docu-film will air footage of actors Kilmer has worked or has met with. Jim Carrey, Tommy Lee Jones, Nicole Kidman, and Marlon Brandon are some of the big names one can expect appearances from. 


Actor Val Kilmer speaks onstage at the "Twixt" press conference during the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival at TIFF Bell Lightbox on September 12, 2011 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)


"My brother Wesley and my mother are both alive in the film," Kilmer told AP and added: "Seeing that footage and the movies and art created by Wesley within the context of the rest of the story is extremely meaningful. I lost my mother during the shoot, so I’m more and more emotional with each viewing. There are laughs. There are tears."





Directed by Ting Poo and Leo Scott, 'Val' has Ben Cotner serving as executive producer.


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