by Joshua Brunsting, published on May 5, 2011|
If there is anyone to bring back the name of Roberto Benigni and put it firmly into the limelight, its Woody Allen.
Deadline is reporting that the LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL star is set to take a role in Allens upcoming film, THE WRONG PICTURE. He will, if confirmed, join Jesse Eisenberg, Ellen Page, Alec Baldwin, and Penelope Cruz in the Rome-set feature.
Allen himself will also have a small role in the upcoming film, so the chance that we may ultimately see the two on the screen together is absolutely amazing. With the failures that were PINOCCHIO and THE TIGER AND THE SNOW, Benigni has been busy doing stand up in Italy, something that the Chaplin-esque actor has become massively popular for.
Personally, I love this news. I think Benigni is a really talented comedic thespian, in a very old school kind of, silent film style way, and could give a really interesting style to this film. I love the cast of this project and where it is going, so heres to hoping this one can get made quick, because frankly, I cant wait for this thing.