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

Photo of Beth Hanna By Beth Hanna | Thompson on Hollywood August 14, 2013 at 12:15PM

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.
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Woody Allen and John Turturro on the set of 'Fading Gigolo'
Woody Allen and John Turturro on the set of '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.

Turturro and Allen play friends looking to make a quick but hefty buck, and decide to exploit Turturro's natural charm with women. Some of Turturro's clients include Sofia Vergara, and Sharon Stone, playing Allen's dermatologist. Meanwhile, the Jewish community learns of what the rascally duo is up to, and Turturro's character starts to fall for Vanessa Paradis. Liev Schreiber also stars (though no sight of him in this first trailer).

The film premieres at TIFF in September.

This article is related to: Video, Video, Trailers, Trailers, Woody Allen, John Turturro


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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.