Woody Allen: Playing pimp, co-starring with Sharon Stone in John Turturro's 'Fading Gigolo'

Saturday 10, March 2012

Woody Allen has been cast as a pimp in the movie, according to Variety.

Filmmaker Turturro will write, direct and co-star in the project, which follows two cash-strapped friends who enter the gigolo business to help ease their financial woes. Complications arise when Turturro's character falls for a Jewish widow.

Other stars like Sharon Stone and Sofia Vergara have been confirmed for supporting roles, but details of the parts they will play are yet to be disclosed.

The 'Manhattan' filmmaker rarely appears in films he is not directing. His last appearance in somebody else's movie came 12 years ago in Alfonso Arau's Picking Up The Pieces.

Woody Allen's last directorial outing Midnight in Paris was nominated for a 'Best Picture' Oscar award. It stars Owen Wilson, Rachel McAdams and Kathy Bates. The film is the highest-earning movie in the helmer's long career.

New film 'Fading Gigolo' begins shooting in April for a 2013 release.

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