In a documentary trailer, Val Kilmer discusses how he is still recovering from throat cancer

Val Kilmer says he tried for years to find his voice, and he still uses it, even though he lost it to cancer.

In a documentary trailer, Val Kilmer discusses how he is still recovering from throat cancer

The trailer for his documentary "Val" has dropped. It offers an intimate portrait of the acclaimed actor.

"Val Kilmer, one Hollywood's most misunderstood and/or mercurial actors, has been documenting his life and craft through film- and video for over 40 years," reads the description of the film. He has accumulated thousands of hours of footage from 16mm home movies he made with his brothers to iconic roles in blockbuster movies such as Top Gun, The Doors and Tombstone.

The description ends with "This raw, unflinching, original, and unflinching documentary reveals an extreme life and a heart-filled and sometimes hilarious look at the meaning of being an artist and a complicated man."

The trailer features a voice-over explaining that Kilmer "lived a magic life."

The narrator states, "I was recently diagnosed as having throat cancer." "I am still in recovery and it is hard to talk and understand."

Before he made public his 2017 diagnosis of cancer, Kilmer initially denied that he was ill.

Now, he speaks with the help of a medical device.

He published a memoir last year, titled "I’m Your Huckleberry", which is a familiar line from his 1993 film "Tombstone". The memoir details his career, including notable roles as Jim Morrison, the legendary singer, in the biopic about The Doors' frontman.

"Val" will premiere at Cannes Film Festival. It is scheduled to go on the screens July 23rd, before it goes on Amazon Prime Video August 6.

Updated Date: 07 July 2021, 18:50

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