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Bob Saget’s last film has been described as the actor’s “final gift to all that loved him.”
The Full House actor/comedian – who was found dead on Jan. 9 aged 65 at a hotel in Florida after suffering an apparent fall – stars in director Jeremy LaLonde’s new comedy Daniel’s Gotta Die and the moviemaker have insisted it’s a tragedy that Bob never got to see the project finished.
Daniel’s Gotta Die is now set to receive its world premiere at the Austin Film Festival in Texas later this year and Jeremy declared the movie is his pal’s “final gift” to the world, saying in a statement obtained by the Hollywood Reporter: “Bob’s passing came as a shock to the entire Daniel’s Gotta Die team.
“He was a collaborator through and through and he really loved this film. It’s with great sadness that he never got to see it finished.”
The director continued: “I can’t wait to see how audiences react to his final performance at Austin Film Festival with his final gift to all that loved him.”
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The film’s writer Matthew Dressel told the Hollywood Reporter he had nothing but praise for the film’s star and called the project a “a beautiful and heart-warming send-off.”
He said: “Bob truly loved the script and took on a very fatherly role right from the start; eager to help out in any way he could. He really brought the character’s heart to the surface of the script and was intent on making sure he always got it just right.”On set, he always had the script pages in-hand and spoke with me often about making sure the character was as I intended.
“If there’s one person who deserved to see this film it’s Bob and I will always be sad he cannot,” he added. “He helped us craft a beautiful and heart-warming send-off and I think people will really appreciate it.”