After Michael J. Fox Parkinson’s Diagnosis, Ben Schwartz Replaves Him in New Back to the Future Project

Ben Schwartz is a talented and versatile actor, comedian, and writer who has made a name for himself in the entertainment industry. Schwartz has captivated audiences with his quick wit, impeccable comedic timing, and infectious energy. From his breakout role as Jean-Ralphio Saperstein in the hit sitcom Parks and Recreation to lending his voice to beloved characters like Sonic the Hedgehog, Schwartz has proven his ability to bring humor and charm to every project he takes on.

But the talented star has now decided to step further and embark on an exciting new project that pays homage to one of the most beloved films of all time, Back to the Future. Collaborating with Film Independent and Mubi, the Peep World star directed and starred in the live reading of the iconic script written by Robert Zemeckis and Bob Gale.  

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Ben Schwartz
Ben Schwartz

The Memorable Legacy Of Back to the Future

Back to the Future, released in 1985, quickly became a cultural phenomenon and a favorite among moviegoers of all ages. The film followed the adventures of Marty McFly, played by Michael J. Fox, a teenager who finds himself transported back in time to 1955. The film’s blend of nostalgia, memorable characters, and a captivating story resulted in a box-office hit and a cultural phenomenon. The original movie was so successful that it spawned two sequels: Back to the Future Part II (1989) and Back to the Future Part III (1990). 

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Michael J. Fox in Back To The Future
Michael J. Fox in Back To The Future

Ben Schwartz Shares His Excitement For His Upcoming Project

Ben Schwartz shared that Back to the Future holds a special place in his heart. The film was a pivotal influence that ignited his passion for cinema. In an official statement, Schwartz expressed his enthusiasm for the opportunity to bring the beloved story to life. The Standing Up, Falling Down star also shared his excitement to collaborate with the amazing cast for the project, which includes names like Quinta Brunson, Sam Richardson, Drew Tarver, Gil Ozeri, Bobby Moynihan, and Scott Aukerman. 

“Back to the Future was the movie that made me fall in love with movies. I have recited this film to myself so many times throughout the years that I cannot wait to see what it feels like to do it with this incredible and inspiring group of actors. If you close your eyes and picture a 2023 version of ‘Back to the Future’…this is it.”

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Ben Schwartz in Parks and Recreation
Ben Schwartz in Parks and Recreation

The live reading of Back to the Future, directed and starring Ben Schwartz, marks an exciting and nostalgic moment for fans of the iconic film. As Schwartz steps into the shoes of Marty McFly, audiences witnessed an unforgettable experience that paid tribute to the timeless story and its enduring legacy. The exciting live show took place on June 24, 2023, at the prestigious Bram Goldsmith Theater.

Source: The Wrap


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