Academy Award winner Sir Ben Kingsley and Academy Award nominee Patricia Clarkson star in the feel-good, coming of (middle) age comedy LEARNING TO DRIVE which releases in theaters this Friday, August 21 in New York and Los Angeles. Also starring Sarita Choudhury, the film then opens in additional cities on August 28 including San Francisco, Chicago, and Boston.
Sir Ben Kingsley recently sat down for an interview with Jimmy Fallon on The Tonight Show to talk about LEARNING TO DRIVE. Watch the interview and a clip from the film!
Learning to Drive is a comedy about a mismatched pair who help each other overcome life’s road blocks. Wendy is a fiery Manhattan author whose husband has just left her for a younger woman; Darwan is a soft-spoken taxi driver from India on the verge of an arranged marriage. As Wendy sets out to reclaim her independence, she runs into a barrier common to many lifelong New Yorkers: she’s never learned to drive. When Wendy hires Darwan to teach her, her unraveling life and his calm restraint seem like an awkward fit. But as he shows her how to take control of the wheel, and she coaches him on how to impress a woman, their unlikely friendship awakens them to the joy, humor, and love in starting life anew.