Woody Allen as a Pimp in John Turturro's 'Fading Gigolo' First Trailer
"If you're a pimp, you gotta have a name." With the latest TIFF line-up announcement including this film, it's the perfect time to debut the trailer for John Turturro's new film Fading Gigolo, starring Woody Allen (as a pimp!) and Turturro as Fioravante. At his friend Murray's suggestion he enters into "the world's oldest profession, and ends up finding something he didn’t know he was looking for." On the female side of things, this stars Vanessa Paradis, Sharon Stone and Sofia Vergara, all of whom seem exceptional in this in addition to Allen and Turturro. I'm intrigued to see this, there's something alluring about it. Take a peek.
Short synopsis from TIFF: Woody 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. Fading Gigolo is both written & directed by acclaimed Brooklyn-born actor John Turturro, the fifth feature he has directed after making the films Mac, Illuminata, Romance & Cigarettes and Passione previously. Stay tuned for early reviews from TIFF. Here's the poster for Fading Gigolo (via RopeofSilicon):
John Turturro's Fading Gigolo is set to premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival coming up this September. QED International is handling sales, but the film is still seeking US distribution. Curious to see?