Lionsgate will release the dark comedy THE PROFESSOR, starring Johnny Depp, on DVD & Blu-ray July 9

Oscar nominee Johnny Depp (2007, Best Actor, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street) stars in the hilarious and heartwarming dark comedy The Professor, arriving on Blu-ray (plus Digital), DVD, and Digital July 9 from Lionsgate. This film is currently available On Demand. Depp plays a college professor who decides to live his last chapter with reckless abandon after being diagnosed with a terminal illness alongside A-list costars Rosemarie DeWitt, Zoey Deutch, and Golden Globe nominee Ron Livingston (2002, Best Supporting Actor, TV’s Band of Brothers). Produced by Oscar-winner Greg Shapiro (2008, Best Picture, The Hurt Locker;  with producers Kathryn Bigelow, Mark  Boal, and Nicolas Chartier), Braden Aftergood (Hell or High Water), and Brian Kavanaugh-Jones (Midnight Special), and written and directed by Wayne Roberts, this rogueishly humorous and touching film is not to be missed!. The Professor Blu-ray and DVD will include a making-of featurette and will be available for the suggested retail price of $21.99 and $19.98, respectively.

OFFICIAL SYNOPSIS
Johnny Depp delivers a wickedly funny performance as Richard, a buttoned-down college lecturer who, after learning he has six months to live, transforms into a rebellious party animal. To the shock of his wife (Roasmarie DeWitt) and school chancellor (Ron Livingston) — and the delight of his students — Richard leads a hilarious crusade against authority and hypocrisy in this dark comedy costarring Zoey Deutch.

BLU-RAY / DVD / DIGITAL SPECIAL FEATURES
–“Death and How to Live It: Making The Professor” Featurette

CAST
Johnny Depp (Pirates of the Caribbean franchise, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, Rango)
Rosemarie DeWitt (Black Mirror, La La Land, The United States of Tara)
Zoey Deutch (The Disaster Artist, Vampire Academy, Flower)
Ron Livingston (The Conjuring, Swingers, Office Space, Boardwalk Empire)

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