WOODY ALLEN BIG PIMPIN' WITH 'GIGOLO'
EXCLUSIVE: It's been more than a decade since Woody Allen acted in a film he didn’t direct, but the recent Oscar-winner is set to join John Turturro in the indie comedy FADING GIGOLO, which Turturro is writing and directing, Variety's Jeff Sneider reports. MODERN FAMILY star Sofia Vergara is in talks to take on a supporting role, and Sharon Stone is also set to co-star. Turturro and Allen will play cash-strapped best friends who decide to go into the gigolo business together and subsequently attract the suspicion of the hasidic Jewish community in which they live. Duo take on the psuedonyms Virgil and Bongo, with Allen pimping out Turturro’s character until he falls for a Jewish widow, who has not yet been cast. Stone will play Allen’s dermatologist who hires Turturro to sleep with her, while Vergara is expected to play another wealthy client who’s bored with her marriage and wants to have a threesome with Turturro and Stone. Production is scheduled to start this April.