FADING GIGOLO is an upcoming comedy film written and directed by John Turturro (Romance & Cigarettes), stars Turturro, Woody Allen, Vanessa Paradis, Liev Schreiber, Sharon Stone, and Sofia Vergara. It marks Allen’s first time onscreen since his 2006 film Scoop, and his first time starring in another director’s movie since Alfonso Arau’s 2000 film Picking Up the Pieces. The film will be Special Presentation at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) which runs from 5th to 15th September.
Allen plays as bookseller-turned-pimp to John Turturro’s middle-aged neophyte hustler, in actor-writer-director Turturro’s inspired left-field comedy. The premise is as inspired as it is absurd, and Turturro carries it off with his own affecting and surprisingly romantic vision of New York City.
- via tiff