The Leading Man

Director: John Duigan
Writer: Virginia Duigan
Director of Photography: Jean-Francois Robin
Editor: Humphrey Dixon
Music: Edward Shearmur
Production Designer: Caroline Hanania
Producers: Bertil Ohlsson and Paul Raphael
Pathe; R; 99 minutes
Release: 3/98
Cast: Jon Bon Jovi, Lambert Wilson, Anna Galiena and Thandie Newton

Duigan puts a new spin on romantic comedy with this witty extramarital love story set in the London theater community. Felix is a sexually frustrated, middle-aged, but otherwise successful playwright (Wilson) who sleeps with his leading lady (Newton). Rocker-turned-thespian Jon Bon Jovi surprises as Robin Grange, a cocky American actor who offers to seduce Felix's wife (Galiena) so Felix can indulge in his affair guilt-free.