Actor/Director/Producer (and GREEN BOOK Co-Star) Mike Hatton Comes to TIFF to Support THE GREATEST BEER RUN EVER September 13 and 14.
Toronto, ON, Canada, September 12, 2022— Actor/Director/Producer MIKE HATTON is headed to the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) for the September 13 screening of Peter Farrrelly’s The Greatest Beer Run Ever at Roy Thompson Hall. He’ll be in Toronto from the evening of September 12 through noon September 14 and available for interview in person (and remotely anytime).
In The Greatest Beer Run Ever, Hatton, who previously worked with Farrelly on the Academy Award-winning Best Picture Green Book, plays Captain Dyer opposite Zac Efron, Russell Crowe, and Bill Murray. Captain Dyer is an Air Force captain who plays an integral part in Chickie’s (Zac Efron) journey in Vietnam.
Hatton is best known for his breakout role as sarcastic bass player George in Green Book and joined Farrelly on stage at the 91st Academy Awards as he accepted the Best Picture statue. For his work in Green Book, Hatton won the Hollywood Film Award for Best Hollywood Ensemble and the Palm Springs International Film Festival Vanguard Award.
Hatton is from the Chicago suburb of Hobart, Indiana and lives with his wife, Emmy Award-winning CBS News reporter Kristine Lazar, and their three children, in Los Angeles. He started his career as an entertainment reporter at the CBS affiliate in Palm Springs, CA and is an alumnus of The Second City. He did further training at Upright Citizens Brigade before appearing in a steady stream of indie movies, including Shoot the Hero!, Live Nude Girls, Vigilante Diaries, PayDirt, and Every Last One of Them. As an indie producer he has sold content to Lionsgate, Warner Bros., HBO, and Showtime.
About The Greatest Beer Run Ever
To show support for his neighborhood friends serving in Vietnam, Chickie Donohue (Zac Efron) decides to do something totally outrageous: travel to the frontline by himself to bring the soldiers a little piece of home — their favorite can of American beer. However, what started as a well-meaning journey quickly turns into the adventure of a lifetime as Chickie confronts the reality of this controversial war and his reunions with his childhood buddies thrust him into the complexities and responsibilities of adulthood. Based on an incredible true story, The Greatest Beer Run Ever is a heartfelt coming-of-age tale about friendship, loyalty and sacrifice.
The Greatest Beer Run Ever is directed by Peter Farrelly and also stars Russel Crowe.
The Greatest Beer Run Ever will premiere globally on Apple TV+ on September 30. The film will debut as a Gala Presentation at Roy Thomson Hall at TIFF on Tuesday, September 13.