Weinsteins unveil ‘Tillman’ doc in N.Y.

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By Addie Moorfoot

The Museum of Modern Art’s Celeste Bartos Theater could have been mistaken for a football locker room on Monday night.

Former pros Boomer Esiason and Harry Carson joined guests like Jane Fonda and Kerry Washington for a screening of the Weinstein Co.’s “The Tillman Story,” about the military’s coverup of Pat Tillman’s death in Afghanistan.

Harvey_boffo Harvey Weinstein was there to introduce not only the doc but the film’s narrator, Josh Brolin.

“For years and years at Miramax, we would read a script, and a part would come up, and we would say, ‘Get Josh,'” Weinstein told the aud. After he mentioned all the movies Brolin made with Miramax, the star took the stage.

“Harvey’s gotten very, very nice,” Brolin began. “It happens with age. Take note: He only mentioned his movies. I have done more.”

At the after-party at Michael’s restaurant, Amir Bar-Lev, who also helmed “My Kid Could Paint That,” explained that he originally intended to do the film’s voiceover himself  —  until his wife and sister told him it wasn’t such a good idea.

“They took me aside and said that ‘something is lacking in the narration department,'” Bar-Lev explained. “I said, ‘What is it? Is it too long? Too confusing?’ They said, ‘No, it’s something in the man department. It’s a very masculine story. You do a good job, but someone with another voice would be better.'”

(Pictured above top: director Amir Bar-Lev, Josh Brolin and producer John Battsek pat homage at the doc’s after-party.  Above right: Kerry Washington and Harvey Weinstein meet up at MOMA)

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