Bob Saget’s Final Movie Daniel’s Gotta Die to Premiere at Austin Film Festival

Almost a year after his untimely death, Bob Saget will have his final performance unveiled with the release of the new film Daniel’s Gotta Die. Per THR, it has been revealed that Saget will posthumously be featured in the film when it screens at this year’s Austin Film Festival. The film, which is directed by Jeremy LaLonde and written by Matthew Dressel, was also put together in part by Saget who had contributed greatly with its fellow cast and crew while working on the project.

“Bob’s passing came as a shock to the entire Daniel’s Gotta Die team,” LaLonde said in a statement. “He was a collaborator through and through and he really loved this film. It’s with great sadness that he never got to see it finished. I can’t wait to see how audiences react to his final performance at Austin Film Festival with his final gift to all that loved him.”


“Bob truly loved the script and took on a very fatherly role right from the start; eager to help out in any way he could,” Dressel added. “He really brought the character’s heart to the surface of the script and was intent on making sure he always got it just right. On set, he always had the script pages in-hand and spoke with me often about making sure the character was as I intended. If there’s one person who deserved to see this film it’s Bob and I will always be sad he cannot. He helped us craft a beautiful and heart-warming send-off and I think people will really appreciate it.”

A comedy, Daniel’s Gotta Die follows a man named Daniel (Joel David Moore) who “attempts to reconnect with his family but discovers they want to kill him for his inheritance.” Along with Moore and Saget, the cast of the film also includes Jason Jones, Mary Lynn Rajskub, Carly Chaikin, and Iggy Pop.

Bob Saget Is Loved and Missed


Saget was just 65 years old when he passed away in January of this year. The news was hard on many of his friends, as Saget had been such a beloved personality in the comedy scene. John Stamos and other pals of Saget had gotten together after his death to put together a tribute special featuring jokes and memories of the late Full House star. It was filmed and has since been edited together in the form of a Netflix tribute show. Some of his Full House co-stars just recently paid tribute again in honor of the 35th anniversary of the sitcom.

The Austin Film Festival will be running from Oct. 27, to Nov. 3. You can find out more about the fest at the official website.