Jeremy Piven entourage brings the heat in The Performance, a riveting pre-World War II drama. He and the cast — Maimie McCoy, Adam Garcia, Lara Wolf, and Isaac Gryn — all shine in the film that has its world premiere this weekend at the Roma Cinema Fest. The actor, who adapted the script from an Arthur Miller short with Josh Salzberg for the screen, also stars as dancer Harold May.
The story centers on a second-generation Jewish American dancer who has carved out a niche for himself and his troupe in the New York club scene. While on a European tour, they’re scouted by a German attache who offers them an irresistible sum for one show in Berlin — little do they know it’s for Adolf Hitler.
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Producer Daniel Finkelman of Sparks Next (Menashe, The Vigil) helmed the project, which was shot in Slovakia and is being offered this week at the Cannes market. Jeremy Piven stars alongside Robert Carlyle in the movie, which also features an ensemble of trained tap dancers. The cast was rounded out by a host of familiar faces, including Christopher Milburn, Yaniv Biton, Chaya Amor, and Jenny Shakeshaft. The film is slated for release in the fall of 2023.