Ray Liotta films still in the works after his death

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May 8, 2023 | 1:46 p.m


Almost a year after his death, Ray Liotta is still starring in a number of new films.

The “Goodfellas” actor, whose cause of death at age 67 was revealed by TMZ on Monday as “pulmonary edema and acute heart failure,” has at least three films completed or in post-production. One will be released as soon as this Friday.

And earlier in 2023, Liotta appeared posthumously as a killer drug lord in The Cocaine Bear.

Here’s the status of Liotta’s upcoming projects.

“Fool’s Paradise”

Ray Liotta posthumously stars in Fool’s Paradise, directed by Charlie Day, out May 12.
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Liotta appears posthumously in Fool’s Paradise, directed by Charlie Day, which opens in theaters on May 12. It is a Hollywood satire with an all-star cast including Jason Sudeikis, Adrien Brody, Kate Beckinsale, Common and Jason Bateman.

Liotta, known for being a screen firecracker, plays a film producer.

In April, “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” Day told Willie Geist on “Today” that his “biggest regret” was that the late actor didn’t get to see the final film.

“He gives a performance that I think is — I’m not going to say ‘Goodfellas’ good, but it’s Ray Liotta good,” he said. “It depends on his standards of what he can do well.”

“April 29, 1992.”

Liotta finished shooting “April 29, 1992” in early 2022, months before he died, but it still doesn’t have a release date.
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Director Ariel Vromen’s film about Rodney King’s 1992 Los Angeles riots was shot in Bulgaria and LA and also stars Scott Eastwood, Tyrese Gibson and Michael Beasley.

It was originally planned to be released in April 2022 for the 30th anniversary of the riots.

But the drama wrapped filming in early 2022 and according to the website Movie Insider, it’s finished. In August, Vromen announced on Instagram that he had completed the film; however, a release date of “April 29, 1992” has not yet been announced.

At a preview screening in October, Vromen, who also directed Liotta in 2012’s Iceman , echoed Day’s dismay that the actor had never seen the film.

“I’m very happy and grateful to have had the chance to do his last film,” he told ET Canada. “But right now it’s a mix of happiness and sadness because he’s never seen the movie.”

“Dangerous Waters”

The actor died while filming “Dangerous Waters” in the Dominican Republic, but it’s unclear how far the project has gone.
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But is April 29, 1992 really Liotta’s last film? The project of the actor with the most unknown factors is “Dangerous Waters”.

The Field of Dreams actor’s casting in the film was announced just 21 days before his death, and he died in his sleep while filming the John Barr-directed thriller in the Dominican Republic.

It’s unclear how far into production the film is — or whether Liotta’s role needs to be recast to be completed.

The actor will reportedly play the boyfriend of a woman with a devastating secret in the film, which also stars Eric Dane and Odea Rush.

No release date has been announced.





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