Given that sequels have become almost more common than originals, it’s no wonder that MICHAEL TOLKIN is attempting to get back in the game with a decade-late follow-up to his satire The Player. In The Return of the Player, old Griffin Mill is down to his last $6 million. He’s also got erectile dysfunction and the hots for his ex-wife, and he’s paralyzed by his fear that the world will end before he can escape to his very own private island. He needs more cool cash for this last, so a bank robbery is clearly in order. Tolkin dishes on Hollywood at the Brookline Booksmith, 279 Harvard St, Brookline | 7 pm | free | 617.566.6660.
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