EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Morgan Freeman and Virginia Madsen Talk 'The Magic of Belle Isle'

Tuesday, 03 July 2012 08:30
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Currently available on iTunes and VOD, and opening in theaters on July 6th is the new drama from acclaimed filmmaker Rob Reiner (Stand By Me, The Princess Bride, When Harry Met Sally, Misery) entitled The Magic of Belle Isle. The movie stars several actors who have worked with Reiner before including Academy Award-winner Morgan Freeman (The Shawshank Redemption, Million Dollar Baby, The Bucket List, The Dark Knight), Academy Award-nominee Virginia Madsen (Dune, Highlander II: The Quickening, Ghosts of Mississippi, Sideways), Kevin Pollack (Avalon, A Few Good Men, The Usual Suspects, Casino), and Fred Willard (This Is Spinal Tap, Best in Show, Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, Wall-E). 

IAR's Managing Editor Jami Philbrick recently had a chance to sit down with Academy Award-winner Morgan Freeman and Academy Award-nominee Virginia Madsen to talk about their work on The Magic of Belle Islle. The two acclaimed actors discussed the new film, what it's like being on a Rob Reiner set, the difference between filming on location and shooting on a sound stage, and why W.C. Fields said never work with children or animals. 

To watch our exclusive interview with Morgan Freeman and Virginia Madsen about The Magic of Belle Isle, please click on the video player above.


Monte Wildhorn (Freeman) is a famous Western novelist whose struggle with alcoholism has sapped his passion for writing. He takes a lakeside cabin for the summer in picturesque Belle Isle, and befriends teh family next door - an acttractive single mom (Madsen) - and her young daughters who help him find inspiration. 

The Magic of Belle Isle is currently available on iTunes and VOD, and opens in theaters on July 6th. 

To watch our exclusive video interview with director Rob Reiner about The Magic of Belle Isle, please click here

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