Moura set for the sweet life of 'Fellini'
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Brazilian thesp Wagner Moura, who starred in the ELITE SQUAD films, is set to play Italian filmmaker Federico Fellini in FELLINI BLACK AND WHITE, Variety's Jeff Sneider reports. Henry Bromell (HOMELAND is set to direct from his own script. Pic has Terrence Howard, Peter Dinklage and William H. Macy attached to play supporting roles. Set in Los Angeles in March of 1957, story follows Fellini’s first voyage to America to attend the Oscars, during which he went missing for 48 hours and barely made it to the ceremony. Pic postulates what might have happened during those two days, after which the helmer returned to Italy and directed his two most revered films, LA DOLCE VITA and 8 1/2. Script finds Fellini discovering the jazz and surf scenes and falling for a veterinarian while his wife tries to drown her sorrows by cavorting with Ricky Nelson. Howard will play a jazz musician who introduces Fellini to his world. Macy will play Fellini’s publicist, while Dinklage will play the vet’s lover.