Vincent Gallo to have two roles in THE LEGEND OF KASPAR HAUSER
It should really go without saying that actor Vincent Gallo may not be the most personable thespian out there, but he’s one of the most talented, and one that’s hellbent on making each performance a true challenge.
Coming on the heels of his performance in the terrorist-on-the-run film, Jerzy Skolimowksi’s ESSENTIAL KILLING, Variety is reporting that Gallo will not only star in, but will have two roles in, the upcoming film THE LEGEND OF KASPAR HAUSER.
The film, an Italian-backed take on the legend, will be helmed by Davide Manuli, and will see Gallo speaking two languages, both Italian and English, for the project. Also the subject matter for a great Werner Herzog film (THE ENIGMA OF KASPAR HAUSER), the story follows the man himself, who appeared in the early 1800s, telling stories of being dungeon-raised. A truly bizarre tale, this is quite an interesting little project.
Gallo will not be playing Hauser, but instead will play “The Pusher” and the Sheriff, with a cast that includes Claudia Gerini, Fabrizio Gifuni, Elisa Sednaoui, and Silvia Calderoni, the latter of which will be playing Hauser, in a bit of inspired casting.
Personally, as a fan of Gallo, this sounds like an absolutely fantastic little film. I’m not familiar with Manuli’s work, so I can’t speak to his talent, but what I do know is that Gallo is both one of the most polarizing actors, and also one of the most talented. Given the really intriguing story, this is one project that really can’t get here fast enough.
Commenting Rules: Comments are intended to open up the discussion to our readers about the topics at hand, and as such should be offered with a positive and constructive attitude. If your comment is not relative to the above post or is disrespectful to the authors and readers, we reserve the right to delete it. Continued abuse of our good nature will result in banishment of the offender. Additionally, if you have any burning issues to point out to the GATW crew - typos, corrections, suggestions, or straight-up criticism - please email us instead of commenting here.