When The Clapper premieres at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York City next weekend, Todd Thicke will be in the audience applauding his late brother’s final performance.
Ironically, the star-studded romantic comedy — which wrapped a few months before Alan Thicke’s sudden death late last year — is about a man who claps for a living as an infomercial audience member.
“I’m looking forward to seeing the movie,” Todd told the Toronto Sun recently. “We’re all so proud of him.”
Todd, who’ll be in the theatre to represent the Thicke family when The Clapper premieres April 23 as a spotlight film at the festival, said in the brief clip he has seen, his sibling “crushes it” as an informercial host.
It was a role the legendary Canadian actor experienced for real during his career.
“Alan loved to poke fun of himself and let the wind out of his own sails,” Todd said with a laugh. “And even if he only had one line, he’d get the most out of it.”
Alex Lebovici, a Toronto native whose company — Oriah Entertainment — produced the movie, said Alan’s role is more than a cameo.