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Gallo to Star in 'Don't Shoot the Piano Player' for '2 Days in New York' Star Alexandre Nahon

Thompson on Hollywood By Liza Foreman | Thompson on Hollywood January 24, 2012 at 5:56PM

Vincent Gallo has agreed to star in “Don’t Shoot the Piano Player” for Alexandre Nahon, who will direct the feature film from his own script.
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Park City – Vincent Gallo has agreed to star in “Don’t Shoot the Piano Player” for Alexandre Nahon who will direct the feature film from his own script.

Bleiberg Entertainment is fully financing the film which is based on the David Goodis novel, “Down There,” which was previously adapted into the 1960 film by Francois Truffaut called “Shoot the Piano Player.”

Pre-sales will begin for the film around the Berlin International Film Festival next month, with the project looking to shoot in Los Angeles and New York this summer.

Nahon, who co-stars in Julie Delpy’s Sundance film “2 Days in New York,” is also hoping to resume talks with Michael Rapaport to play a gangster in the film, he told TOH! at the Sundance Film Festival on Tuesday.

In “Don’t Shoot the Piano Player,” the protagonist is a Hollywood composer who loses it all. In the Truffaut version, the story follows a virtuoso pianist who winds up in a bar, frequented by crooks, after his wife commits suicide.

Nahon spent five years tracking down the rights to the book and even hired a private detective at one point to help him. The rights were held with a bank in Philadelphia, as part of the Goodis estate. It wasn’t even aware of the rights, Nahon told Thompson on Hollywood. “It was incredible. We couldn’t find them anywhere,” he said.

Talking after a panel on “2 Days in New York,” moderated by Anne Thompson at The Bing Bar in Park City, Nahon said that he is also working on a second comedy project which he is keeping tightly under wraps.

 Nahon, who is based in Los Angeles, recently won a Green Card through the lottery system so was all set to go on the project. “It was the first thing that the producers asked me,” he quipped.

“I am so glad that “2 Days in New York” premiered in Sundance. It was the perfect place for the film and we all live in the U.S. now,” he added.

“2 Days in New York” stars Nahon, Delpy and Chris Rock in this romantic comedy set in New York. CAA is fielding offers for the film, which premiered on Monday night. Rock also mentioned a comedy that he is hoping to direct in the fall but refused to give further details.

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