The Tender Bar Movie

The Tender Bar movie poster

The Tender Bar movie production status is currently Post-Production

September 25, 2021 • Filming completed; editing of shot film; music composition and recordings, as well as sound and visual effects being added.

Who's Involved:

Ben Affleck, Max Casella, Lily Rabe, George Clooney, Peter Chernin, Max Martini, Grant Heslov, Christopher Lloyd, William Monahan, Daniel Ranieri, Sondra James, Ivan Leung, Briana Middleton, Matthew Delamater, Rhenzy Feliz, Michael Braun

Release Date:

Friday, December 17, 2021 (New York / Los Angeles)
Wednesday, December 22, 2021 (Nationwide)


Runtime: N/A
Language: English

Plot: What's the story about?

The Tender Bar tells the story of J.R. (Sheridan), a fatherless boy growing up in the glow of a bar where the bartender, his Uncle Charlie (Affleck), is the sharpest and most colorful of an assortment of quirky and demonstrative father figures. As the boy’s determined mother (Rabe) struggles to provide her son with opportunities denied to her — and leave the dilapidated home of her outrageous if begrudgingly supportive father (Christopher Lloyd) — J.R. begins to gamely, if not always gracefully, pursue his romantic and professional dreams — with one foot persistently placed in Uncle Charlie’s bar.

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Who stars in The Tender Bar: Cast List

... Uncle Charlie

"Deep Water" , "The Last Duel"  

"Fractured" , "Families"  

"Nobody" , "Queen Bees"  

"Late Night" , "Inside Llewyn Davis"  

"Dating & New York"  

"Fifty Shades of Grey" , "Eli"  



"Encanto" , "Sorta Like A Rock Star"  


"The Last Will and Testament of Charles Abernathy"  


Who's making The Tender Bar: Crew List

A look at the The Tender Bar behind-the-scenes crew and production team. The film's director George Clooney last directed The Midnight Sky and Suburbicon. The film's writer William Monahan last wrote Mojave and The Gambler.


William Monahan


Peter Chernin
George Clooney
Grant Heslov

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Production: What we know about The Tender Bar?

Key Facts

  1. Based on the 2006 book/memoir by J.R. Moehringer which was published by Hyperion. True story.

Filming Timeline

  1. September 2021: The film was in Post-Production status.
  2. December 2020: The film was in Pre-Production status.
  3. August 2013: The film was in Announced status.
  4. Sony Pictures and Chernin Entertainment are nearing a rights deal for the J.R. Moehringer memoir.

The Tender Bar Release Date: When is the film coming out?

The Tender Bar is coming out in 2021 on Friday, December 17, 2021 (New York / Los Angeles release). There are 4 other movies coming out on the same date, including Spider-Man: No Way Home, Nightmare Alley and The Lost Daughter.

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