‘Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool’ Due on Disc and Digital April 24 from Sony

Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool, starring Annette Bening as aging 1950s-era movie star Gloria Grahame, will hit digital and DVD April 24 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.

The film, based on a true story by Peter Turner, follows the 1978 romance that sparked in Liverpool, England, between a young actor (Jamie Bell) and Grahame. It also stars Julie Walters and Vanessa Redgrave.

Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool received three BAFTA Film Award nominations, including Best Leading Actress (Bening), Best Leading Actor (Bell) and Best Adapted Screenplay (Matt Greenhalgh), in addition to four British Independent Film Award nominations, including Best Actor (Bell) and Best Supporting Actress (Walters). The San Francisco Film Critics Circle and London Critics Circle Film Awards each nominated Annette Bening’s performance, with her winning Best Actress at the AARP Movies for Grownups Awards.

The DVD release includes the music video for “You Shouldn’t Look at Me That Way” by Elvis Costello; film commentary with director Paul McGuigan, producer Barbara Broccoli and Turner; and four featurettes: “Elvis Costello Performance & Conversation,” “Making of the Music Video: ‘You Shouldn’t Look At Me That Way,’” “In Conversation with Annette Bening, Jamie Bell, Paul McGuigan & Peter Turner,” and “Annette Bening on Gloria Grahame.”

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