Blogroll

Thompson on Hollywood

This Weekend in Theaters, Johnny Depp Transcends and John Turturro Is 'Fading'

Though "Transcendence" is the box office hopeful this weekend, a number of offbeat indies and festival favorites also hit theaters, from director/star John Turturro's "Fading Gigolo" to the visually splendid Nepalese doc "Manakamana," and more.
  • By TOH!
  • |
  • April 17, 2014 4:03 PM
  • |
  • 0 Comments

Review: John Turturro Casts Himself Opposite Woody Allen in 'Fading Gigolo'

Directing himself and Woody Allen in Miami Fest entry 'Fading Gigolo,' triple-threat John Turturro navigates tricky sexual territory with delicacy.
  • By John Anderson
  • |
  • April 15, 2014 2:46 PM
  • |
  • 0 Comments

TIFF Deal: Millennium Nabs John Turturro's Comedy 'Fading Gigolo,' Starring Woody Allen as a Pimp

Millennium Entertainment has snapped up US rights to John Turturro's comedy that he wrote, directed and stars in, "Fading Gigolo." Turturro plays a hapless middle-aged man trying out his luck as a male prostitute, while Woody Allen (!) is his bookseller-turned-pimp. Vanessa Paradis, Sharon Stone, Liev Schreiber and Sofia Vergara also star.
  • By Beth Hanna
  • |
  • September 9, 2013 1:08 PM
  • |
  • 0 Comments

WATCH: Woody Allen Pimps John Turturro in Male Prostitute Comedy 'Fading Gigolo'

Check out the first trailer for John Turturro's "Fading Gigolo," in which he stars alongside Woody Allen as, well, a middle-aged male prostitute. And Allen is his makeshift pimp! Watch below.
  • By Beth Hanna
  • |
  • August 14, 2013 12:15 PM
  • |
  • 0 Comments

In The Works: Woody Allen Does More Than Star in Turturro's Upcoming 'Gigolo'

I find it fascinating that Woody Allen would be so eager to play a pimp in John Turturro's upcoming portrait of a New York male prostitute, "Fading Gigolo," which was being sold at at Toronto. Turturro wrote and will direct the project, which is slated to shoot this fall, and will star as the gigolo.
  • By Anne Thompson
  • |
  • September 24, 2012 4:52 PM
  • |
  • 1 Comment

Email Updates