Richard Chamberlain and "Dell Dude" Ben Curtis Star in New Film "We Are the Hartmans" | Playbill

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News Richard Chamberlain and "Dell Dude" Ben Curtis Star in New Film "We Are the Hartmans" Stage and screen star Richard Chamberlain and Ben Curtis, who became famous as the "Dell Dude" in a series of Dell computer commercials, co-star in the new independent film "We Are the Hartmans," which will be seen at the 2011 Atlanta Film Festival next month.

Both Chamberlain and Curtis are scheduled to appear at the gala screening of the film, which director Laura Newman describes as "the battle to save the last small town rock ‘n roll club," April 30 at 7 PM at the Landmark Midtown Art Cinema.

The script was penned by director Newman and Emmy Award winner Peter J. Brash with a production budget under $200,000.

The film, according to press notes, "tells the story of Hartman’s Club, the last local hangout in a town beset by big box stores and fast food chains. When the owner of Hartman’s (Chamberlain) falls ill, his estranged family swoops into town set on closing the club and selling the property to a fast food franchise. To their dismay, the club's staff and motley crew of patrons stage a full-out protest, eventually barricading themselves inside the club. Their show of solidarity is at risk when tensions between factions threaten to tear them apart."

"Hartmans" was produced by (ir)REVERENT Films and KAID MEDIA with Stuart Adam as executive producer.

Chamberlain, well known to TV audiences through his work in the mini-series "Shogun" and "The Thorn Birds," has graced Broadway in such shows as My Fair Lady and The Sound of Music. He was also recently seen in the tour of Monty Python's Spamalot. Curtis was seen Off-Broadway in Joy.

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