On the first anniversary of her unexpected death, Kelly Preston’s last on-screen role remains unseen.
The star of films like “Jerry Maguire” and “Twins” passed away in July 2020 at the age of 57, much to the surprise of her fans who were largely unaware that she was engaged in a top secret battle of two. years with breast cancer.
“It is with a very heavy heart that I inform you that my beautiful wife Kelly lost her two-year battle with breast cancer,” her husband, John Travolta wrote on Instagram at the time. “She fought a courageous fight with the love and support of so many.”
Preston’s last on-screen role was in the 2018 movie “Gotti” in which her husband played infamous New York gangster John Gotti. Sadly, the film didn’t go well at the box office, opening an incredibly underwhelming $ 1.6 million. Luckily for Preston fans, “Gotti” won’t be his last onscreen role.
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Prior to her death, she completed filming for the travel comedy / drama “Off the Rails” in which she starred alongside Jenny Seagrove, Sally Phillips, Elizabeth Dormer-Phillips, Ben Miller, Franco Nero and Judi Dench.
According to Variety, the film focuses on three friends who are now in their 50s and attempt to recreate an interrail trip through Europe from their youth in order to make their friend’s last wish come true. Unable to join them, the friend is replaced during the trip by her 18-year-old daughter. The film promises that lost passports, train strikes, romantic entanglements and old feuds will hamper the group’s mission to complete the trip within five days of keeping their promise. The outlet reports that “Off the Rails” marks Jules Williamson’s directorial debut and that the story is based on their real-life experience.
Unfortunately, no release date is set for the film at this time. However, Screen Media purchased the US rights to the comedy-drama in November 2020 and announced its goal of releasing it in the first half of 2021. However, it appears that has not happened.
Representatives for Screen Media did not immediately respond to Fox News’ request for comment.
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“We are excited to bring a film about fun, tradition and love to audiences at a time when we can all use a little more of it. We know audiences will love to see these amazing actresses telling this story,” a- he added. the company said in a press release last November. “Tragically, the passing of Kelly Preston makes this film’s message of friendship particularly poignant, but we are very proud to be able to present ‘Off the Rails’ and Kelly’s performance.”
Regardless of the film’s release date, it clearly meant a lot to Preston to be able to shoot the film in the final years of his life. She took to Instagram in April 2019, just over a year before her death, to share some behind-the-scenes photos from the film and to note how thrilled she was to work with Judi Dench.
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“A dream come true today with Dame Judi Dench in London for @offtherailsfilms,” Preston wrote at the time.
She followed that up two days later with another photo from the set showing the cast and crew huddled under umbrellas and smiling.
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“Goodbye London … goodbye Judi … Bill, Jules, Jenny, Sally, Lizzie, Peter … Everyone who worked so hard on #offtherailsfilm I LOVED every moment of this movie!” she captioned this image.
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