Venice: Riccardo Scamarcio to Star in, Produce ‘Pericles the Black Man’ Variety – Music

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Italian A-list actor-turned-producer Riccardo Scamarcio will shepherd and star in “Pericle il Nero” (“Pericles the Black Man”), a noir based on the eponymous Italo cult novel by Giuseppe Farrandino, published in France by the Gallimard Noir imprint. Long-gestating pic – which at one point Abel Ferrara was attached to direct ….Read More Via: VARIETY – Read more

Venice: Al Pacino’s ‘The Humbling’ Producers Venture into Animation Variety – Music

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Andrea Iervolino and Monika Bacardi’s Ambi Pictures, at Venice as co-producers of Barry Levinson’s Al Pacino-starrer “The Humbling,” are venturing into animation with “Arctic Justice Thunder Squad.” The ecology-themed 3D English-language family film is helmed by Canada’s Matthew Lyon in his homeland. “This movie will be Pixar or Disney quality,” ….Read More Via: VARIETY – Read more

Venice Film Review: ‘Jackie & Ryan’ Variety – Music

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There was a time when a major studio might have made “Jackie & Ryan,” a wholesome, female-skewing heartland romance, with a Sandra Bullock in the lead and reaped the profits; today, it’s a wing-and-a-prayer festival film that marks Katherine Heigl’s introduction to independent cinema. ….Read More Via: VARIETY – MUSIC

Venice Film Review: ‘Labor of Love’ Variety – Music

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The heavy-handed method of conveying a worthy message k.o.s “Labor of Love,” tyro helmer Aditya Vikram Sengupta’s well-meaning attempt at highlighting the difficulties of the average working man and woman in Calcutta. It’s not simply the glacial pacing or the absence of dialogue – words are heard off-screen – but ….Read More Via: VARIETY – Read more