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Casting: BOP DECAMERON, GLUTTON, Terrence Malick’s next

Joshua Brunsting

by: Joshua Brunsting
June 6th, 2011

With Woody Allen set to head to Rome for his next film, BOP DECAMERON, it was only a matter of time until the film’s cast got a bit more Italian.

Variety is reporting that the trio of Riccardo Scamarcio (star of the Cannes smash POLISSE), Isabella Ferrari, and Sergio Rubini have joined the likes of Jesse Eisenberg, Ellen Page, Alec Baldwin, Penelope Cruz, Judy Davis, and Maricel Alvarez in the film’s cast.

Based on The Decameron, a series of novellas from writer Giovanni Boccaccio, the film will follow four separate stories, two of which are led by Americans and the other two led by Italians. Looking at love through these four stories, the film doesn’t appear to be all that out of step with Allen’s past features, and if his recent work is to be believed, this change of scenery will be absolutely what the doctor ordered.

In other casting news, Variety has revealed that David Arquette has cast his sister, Patricia, in his upcoming film GLUTTON. The film stars Kavey Barnfield and Abraham Benrubi, and follows the story of a 1200 pound old man and his sister, played by Arquette. Adjust your interest accordingly.

Finally, onto a film that one could not be any more excited for. Fort Worth Weekly (via The Playlist) is reporting that Charles Baker (Skinny Pete on Breaking Bad) has joined the cast of Terrence Malick’s upcoming film. The project stars Ben Affleck, Rachel McAdams, Olga Kurylenko, Javier Bardem, Barry Pepper, Rachel Weisz, and Jessica Chastain, and is billed as even more experimental than Malick’s latest, THE TREE OF LIFE. If that report is to believed, we are in for one hell of a great film.

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