Sergio Corbucci’s classic Django will get a remake in a new Quentin Tarantino spaghetti western to be called Django Unchained. The Italian actor Franco Nero, who appeared in the original, will be enlisted for the Tarantino remake, which could be as violent as the first film. Other actors said to appear in the new film are Christoph Waltz and Keith Carradine.
The Tarantino-Nero collaboration is only rumoured at this stage, but is also said to be reciprocated with Tarantino agreeing to appear in turn in a new Nero spaghetti western production. Tarantino will apparently play a cameo role as a bandit in Enzo Castellari’s The Angel, The Ugly and The Wise, itself a tribute to Sergio Leone. Tarantino has previously made Inglorious Bastards, which was made in 2009 and was inspired by Castellari’s 1977 film of the same name.
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Italy’s most famous escort girl, Patrizia d’Addario, continues to great waves in the country, with a film adaptation of the d’Addario biography on the cards. At the recent 2010 Sanremo festival, d’Addario dropped a hint that none other than Quentin Tarantino would direct the film based on her biography and the scandal of Italy’s prime minister, Silvio Berlusconi, and his escort girls.
After the rumours surrounding Tarantino (now fizzled out), another famous face is at the centre of the gossip from Italy, this time in the form of actor Alain Delon. Reported to play Berlusconi himself in the film, the rumours have so far been denied, as has the reported two million euros for the part. There seems to be no question, however, that the film will be made, with Gioele Centanni as producer, and Dario Cioni as director. Executive producer would be Raffaello Saragò, also a veteran in Italian film making circles.
While I haven’t read the biography, we can only hope for something of quality that won’t play into the propaganda machine that already gives fuel to the Berlusconi fire. I’m not holding my breath though. Executive producer Saragò says: “It won’t be a political film. I’m neither right wing nor left wing. It will be a story about a life lived: intense and even painful. If one night Patrizia went where she went and met the Prime Minister, she’s certainly not the only one to have found herself in that position.”
Meanwhile, the constant “Patrizia is the victim and Berlusconi the hero who sows his seeds” roles continue to play out. D’Addario was actually at Sanremo to promote her new single and first venture into the music world and, surprise surprise, the lady will play herself in the film. An escort girl turned Italian diva is hardly a turn-out for the books.
This is an interesting interview that manages, in its brevity, to traverse from America’s love affair with Italian cinema, to modern violence and big-company interests. While the director of Hostel: Part II speaks, Eli Roth, at his side sits Edwige Fenech, an actress famous for her roles in the 70’s in Italian erotic comedies.
Fenech’s success in the male public, who consider her a real sex icon, is due to her curvaceous figure and a provocative and seductive character, which directors generally like to show off. Appearing over the years on Italian television, Fenech moved in a producer role, working with Al Pacino on The Merchant of Venice.
In 2007 she returned to the screen on the request of Quentin Tarantino to fulfill a cameo role in Hostel: Part II. In the video below, director Eli Roth describes her as having a unique mix of seduction and irony that no other actress can manage to combine quite so well.