FADING GIGOLO new poster & trailer – John Turturro directs and stars alongside Woody Allen

FADING GIGOLO new poster & trailer – John Turturro directs and stars alongside Woody Allen
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I’ve always loved John Turturro, and considering all the great directors he’s worked with it’s only natural to imagine some of that greatness was absorbed. Many folks may not realize he’s actually already directed four films – PASSIONE (2010), ROMANCE & CIGARETTES (2005), ILLUMINATA (1998) and MAC (1992), the latter three of which he also wrote. His fifth directorial effort is the new movie FADING GIGOLO, in which he stars alongside Woody Allen. The story finds Turturro becoming a moneymaking gigolo in the hands of his unlikely pimp, played by Allen. The stellar cast also includes Sofía Vergara, Sharon Stone, Liev Schreiber, Max Casella and Vanessa Paradis. It could be said this looks and feels like a Woody Allen film, and maybe that was the way Turturro imagined it when going after Allen for the cast, but I like what I’m seeing so far. Check out the new poster (above) and new trailer (below) and tell us your thoughts in the comments. It should also be noted that director Woody Allen will be awarded the Cecil B. DeMille Award at the Golden Globes this Sunday, January 12.

Fioravante decides to become a professional Don Juan as a way of making money to help his cash-strapped friend, Murray. With Murray acting as his “manager”, the duo quickly finds themselves caught up in the crosscurrents of love and money.

FADING GIGOLO opens April 18, 2014

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Born and raised in Dallas, Mark has been a movie critic since 1994, with reviews featured in print, radio and National TV. In 2001 he started the Entertainment section of the Herorealm website, where he contributed film reviews and celebrity interviews until 2004. After three years of service there, he started Bigfanboy.com, which has become one of the Dallas film community’s leading information websites. Bigfanboy hosts several movie screenings in the Texas area, and works closely with film and TV studios and promotional partners to host exciting events and contests. The site also features a variety of rare celebrity and filmmaker interviews, and Bigfanboy.com regularly covers the film festival circuit as well. In addition to Hollywood reporting, Mark has worked for many years as an advertising and sci-fi/comic book artist. Clients have included Lucasfilm Ltd., Topps Trading Cards, The Dallas Mavericks and The Dallas Stars. From 2002 until 2015 he managed the Dallas Comic Con, Sci-Fi Expo and Fan Days events in the DFW area. He currently catalogs rare comic books and movie memorabilia for Heritage Auctions, and runs the Dallas Comic Show conventions, but remains an avid moviegoer and cinema buff.