Joe Gould is no longer Gotham’s secret.
The true story of a homeless man and the New Yorker journalist who takes interest in his tale was unveiled on the left coast Thursday at USA Films’ preem of “Joe Gould’s Secret.”
On hand in Westwood Village for post-screening festivities at Eurochow were “Secret” helmer-star Stanley Tucci and Ian Holm.
“The wonder of Joe Gould is that he lived when he did. If he were alive in this day and age, (mayor) Rudy Giuliani would sweep him off the New York City streets,” said Holm.
While many may cast the pic’s mid-century setting as a threepeat for Tucci, the helmer stressed that other genres and time periods will follow in his ouvre. “I am not solely an early-era filmmaker, though evidence would seem to prove the contrary,” he explained. “In fact, my next project is a modern-day picture.
Other guest’s anxious to get in on the secret were Ian McKellen, Paul Mazursky, Steve Buscemi, Guinevere Turner, Garry Shandling, scribe Howard A. Rodman and USA Films marketing exec Steven Flynn.