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GOMORRAH director Matteo Garrone working on BIG HOUSE

Joshua Brunsting

by: Joshua Brunsting
May 6th, 2011

No one does crime quite like Italian filmmakers, and now, the director behind Italy’s last great gangster picture, GOMORRAH, is back at it, but with a project looking at something wholly differently.

Cineurope is reporting (via The Playlist), that director Matteo Garrone is now hard at work on a film entitled BIG HOUSE. Starring the pair of Aniello Arena and Loredana Simioli, the film is penned by Garrone, Ugo Chiti, and Massimo Gaudioso, and allegedly looks at “the TV industry, reality shows, and the illusions of notoriety.”

The film will be shooting for 11 weeks in Rome and Naples, and is likely going to see a release come 2012. With the Cannes Film Festival approaching, one can’t help but think that the festival next year will be a perfect place to premiere the film, following his Special Grand Prix win for GOMORRAH in 2008.

As a fan of GOMORRAH, this project is appetizing as all hell. I think Garrone is a really gifted filmmaker, and it will be intriguing to see what he can do when putting his light onto something like reality TV.

What do you think?

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