By Karen Posada
There’s a lot of buzz about ‘Fading Gigolo’, a movie written by John Turturro who will also be the director and star. It has been confirmed that Woody Allen will be in the movie as an actor, he will play the character that will convince Turturro to work as a gigolo, so he would technically be his pimp. The big deal is that we haven’t seen Allen acting in a movie he’s not directing since the year 2000, when he had two small appearances in ‘Picking Up the Pieces’ of Alfonso Arau and ‘Company Man’ from Douglas McGrath.
The premise of the film is that Turturro and Allen (their names will be Virgil and Bongo) are best friends who are short of money and decide to go into the gigolo business, they live in a Hasidic Jewish community that starts taking notice rapidly. One of the twists is that Turturro’s character ends up falling in love with a Jewish widow.
Some of the ladies in the film will be Sharon Stone who will co-star and also most likely ‘Modern Family’s very own Sofia Vergara will be in a supporting role.
Allen will appear in his upcoming film ‘Nero Fiddled’ which might show in Cannes in May and then Sony Classics will release it in June. Turturro’s film is said to start shooting in New York City in April, he is under pressure since his last couple of directing works haven’t fared too well.