Vincent Gallo to have two roles in THE LEGEND OF KASPAR HAUSER

Joshua Brunsting

by: Joshua Brunsting
April 7th, 2011

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.

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