Grammer plays Edward Bloom
in the fantastic tale of fatherhood.
Kelsey, aged 62, will play travelling salesman and imaginative father Edward Bloom
in the stage adaptation of director Tim Burton's 2003 film.
The show revolves around Edward Bloom
, an inveterate spinner of unlikely tall tales with an adoring wife, an alienated adult son, and a terminal illness.
is a close relation to those problematic characters that Butz played so brilliantly in "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels" and "Catch Me if You Can," the kind of morally flawed person who needs beaucoup help from a sympathetic thesp to win over an audience.
, a man who like many in the movie business has a greater affinity for the power of the story than a strict adherence to the facts.
DVD Extras: Director commentary, Edward Bloom
At Large featurette, Amos At The Circus featurette, Fathers And Sons featurette, The Filmmakers' Path featurette, The Fairytale World featurette, Creature Features featurette, The Author's Journey featurette, The Finer Points ( Tim Burton Trivia Quiz.
As the young Edward Bloom
Ewan has a charm but the fantastical elements of the film just don't wash.
At the heart of Tim Burton's ``Big Fish'' is the conflict over truth between a father, Edward Bloom
(Albert Finney),and his son, Will (Billy Crudup).
Ewan McGregor and Albert Finney play the younger and older Edward Bloom
, a charismatic teller of tall tales about his colourful life.
BIG FISH: Ewan McGregor plays a young Edward Bloom
He plays Edward Bloom
, a man dying but determined to be reconciled with his estranged son, William.
Tim Burton, the visionary director who brought us Edward Scissorhands, Sleepy Hollow and Planet of the Apes, delivers a fantasy-rich family drama about the life and times of Edward Bloom
- teller of extraordinary tales.