Uncanny. Perhaps even better than his Jim Morrison or Doc Holliday.
Kilmer tweeted the photo just before midnight on Friday, reminiscing about his one-man show, “Citizen Twain,” which he hopes to make into a film.
Kilmer said in an interview that the play is a warm-up for a movie he wants to make about the contentious relationship between Twain and Mary Baker Eddy, the founder of Christian Science. (Kilmer is a lifelong member of the Church of Christ, Scientist.) In the play, Kilmer plays Twain as a ghostly apparition who returns from the dead. The words he speaks are a mix of Kilmer’s own jokey, surreal writing — “Welcome to the Batman Forever Cemetery,” he says by way of introduction — and selections from Twain’s essays, articles and novels. The actor also performs a song or two.
“It’s not a plot-driven play,” Kilmer explained in a recent interview in Santa Monica. “Twain himself sometimes wrote as if from the great beyond. It’s really a character study.”