Posts tagged ‘Riccardo Scamarcio’

22/07/2011

Rocco Papaleo, a big resounding ”NO” to Woody Allen

by Marianne Wi

Yep, our much-loved Italian actor Rocco Papaleo has no time for Woody Allen this August, Papaleo did the screen test and was offered a role in Woody Allen’s new film Bella Ciao, Bop Decameron or ? currently shooting in Rome. You will know this Italian as the director and screenwriter of Basilicata Coast to Coast and his latest role as an actor in Nessuno mi puo giudicare, No One Can Judge Me directed by Massimiliano Bruno. Has this usually down to earth actor Papaleo gone all arrogant on us this summer ? No, not at all Woody Allen’s production team was not able to give him and exact filming date he was asked to keep all of August free, Papaleo had promised his son a holiday in August so had to turn Allen down, that is what I call a family man, if Italy does not have a ”Father of the Year Award”  I think it is time they did, we have a clear winner.

Allen has started shooting in Rome and although the name of the film is still up in the air it seems to be going well. What exactly Benigni and Scamarcio are doing in the same film is beyond me and Benigni…. I should not wonder. Perhaps they will not be in the same story line, cannot wait to see the outcome either way. Below a list of possible stars, could change a short notice.

State side: Woody Allan, Alec Baldwin, Penelope Cruz, Judy Davis, Ellen Page, Greta Gerwig and the lovely Jesse Eisenberg

Home front: Roberto Benigni, Antonio Albernese, Riccardo Scamarcio, Ornella Mutti, Alessandro Tiberi, Alison Pill, Flavio Parenti, Alessandra Mastronardi and our opera singer Fabio Armiliato

07/07/2011

Valeria Golino Vi perdono, I forgive you

by Marianne Wi

I am please to see Valeria Golino, who won a Silver Ribbon for her first short ”Armandino e il madre”, ”Armandino and Mother”,  has already moved onto her next project a feature film being produced by the company she set up with Riccardo Scamarcio ”Buena onda” ”The Good Wave”. Golino has always chosen very courages and diverse roles as an actress and she is not going for the easy option for her first feature, she has guts. Speaking about the unspeakable is one thing, actually making a commercially aimed film about such a subject is borderline economical suicide in Italy, excuse the punt. Golino has chosen the book ”Vi perdone”, ”I forgive you” written by Angela Del Fabbro aka Mauro Covacich, a story about assisted suicide, euthanasia. A young woman, who in secret helps terminally ill  people to commit suicide, she is one day confronted by a healthy person who wish to die…… A very big no no in the Roman Catholic Church, God will forgive you killing someone else as long as you repent before dying but should you kill yourself you will be kicked off the consecrated ground asap. Switzerland, with its humane laws and freedom of choice, euthanasia can be done with great care, taste and without suffering even as a foreigner this is a possibility thanks to ”Dignitas” as long as you are able to do the deed yourself, interesting to note that 21% of Dignitas customers are people tired of life but still in good health. Holland will not welcome foreigners to die on their shores, here they have however gone that step further, you can ask your Doctor, who will perform the act for you . Golina must have nerves of steel a real gutsy lady, looking forward to watch this project develop and hope the Italy Ti perdono.

05/07/2011

Valeria Golino, Riccardo Scamarcio and a Wedding-planner?

by Marianne Wi

Valeria Golino, who has reached the grand age of 44 has reportedly said ”YES” to Riccardo Scamarcio who with his 32 years is 12 years her Junior, shock and horror, you go girl.

I know it is the news no one really wants to hear, yet the couple has been glued together since meeting during the shooting of ”Texas” directed by Fausto Paravidino back in 2005. This little snippet of news actually makes no difference to any of the young ladies, and I use that term loosely, currently lusting after Scamarcio. There are as yet no official wedding date and Golino looked her radiant self at Taormina, where she picked up two Silver Ribbons last week, no loose fitted clothing so no pregnancy to report HA ! I shall keep my ever-watchful eye on those ” Beach Photos” currently hitting the Italian News Stands via Glossy Mags, no fear.

22/06/2011

Bella Ciao, Ciao Bella or Bop Decameron new Woody Allen film

by Marianne Wi

The ever-changing line-up for Woody Allen’s new film with the ever-changing title, has got contracts signed by the following American and Italian Actors.

State side: Woody Allan, Alec Baldwin, Penelope Cruz, Judy Davis, Ellen Page, Greta Gerwig and the lovely Jesse Eisenberg

Home front: Roberto Benigni, Antonio Albernese, Riccardo Scamarcio, Alessandro Tiberi, Alison Pill, Flavio Parenti, Alessandra Mastronardi and our opera singer Fabio Armiliato

Note that just because some have signed and others have not does not mean that they might not in the future, just as the title of the film currently Bella Ciao, Ciao Bella or Bop Decameron might very well become something completely different before shooting starts on the 11th July 2011 in Rome.

13/06/2011

Giuseppe Piccioni is shooting “The Red and blue”

by Marianne Wi

Giuseppe Piccioni has started shooting his new film in Rome, he is a director you will know from Luce dei miei occhi, Light of  My Eyes 2001, La vita che vorrie, The Life That I Want 2004 and Giulia non esce la sera, Giulia Does Not Date at Night 2009, this new exciting project is based on a book written by Marco Lodoli “Il rosso e il blu, cuori ed errori nella scuola italiana”,”The Red and The Blue, and Errors Committed in Italian Schools ” (possible English Title) released in 2009. I should imagine the film will only be called ” The Red and The Blue”. I am flying by the seats of my pans, when I say Scamarcio will be the young inexperienced teacher with problems and Herlitzka the old cynical professor with many years behind him. I have been promised my favourite Italian actress Margherita Buy will also be starring with Riccardo Scamarcio and the talented Roberto Herlitzka, now I want to know who the rest of the cast is and when we get to see this germ at the cinema, it is quiet on the film front in Italy…too quiet.


08/06/2011

“Ciao Bella” not “Bop Decameron” not “The Wrong Picture” Directed by Woody Allan

by Marianne Wi

OK to re-tweet and you can repeat yourself on Facebook, so I shall re-blog just this once, it is my blog and I am feeling reckless.

There are rumors galore here in Italy and they are hot, could have melted the iceberg that collided with the Titanic, had it not been too late. Woody Allan’s new film “Bop Decameron” and not  “The Wrong Picture” as first reported is due to be shot in Rome later this year, will not only be starring Alec Baldwin, Penélope Cruz, Ellen Page and Jesse Eisenberg, now the rumors started by Deadline.com, (I say rumors they may very will be in possession of the true facts) will also be starring Roberto Benigni, who famously won 2 Oscars for Life is Beautiful in 1997 for his role as Guido Orefice and as a director of the film. Will the world be ready for 2 comic geniuses in one production, one driven by heavy dialogue the other by slapstick with a touch of the dramatic, will they gel ? I guess it is a game of wait and see.

Update 14.05.2011

Not just a rumour, Woody Allen has confirmed yesterday at Cannes Film Festival, that Roberto Benigni will not just play a cameo role in his next film “Bop Decameron” it will be a great meaty role, shot in the centre of Rome during the month of August, there will be a number of other great Italian actors too, however no names were mentioned.  The film was first known as “The Wrong Picture” I now hear it will be called “Bop Decameron” what ever they decide to all it I am excited about this film already.

Update 08.06.2011 

Apart from Roberto Benigni a number of other Italian Actors and an Actress have been confirmed and we have a 3rd possible title for this film too and it has not even started to shoot yet…..Rocco Papaleo, Riccardo Scamarcio, Isabella Ferrari, Sergio Rubini and Massimo Ghini, that is what I call a cassata a really strange mix and I wonder if Roberto Benigni has suddenly had second thoughts as he reads this news, well not mine I am sure others will have pointed this new development out to him, this is going to be some lineup.

Update 09.06.2011  Crazy or what ?

More Italians have supposedly been added to the list of this star studded film, Alessandra Mastronardi, Lina Sastri, Vinicio Marchioni,  Marina Rocco. This calls for s slideshow if I ever needed an excuse to produce one.

Update 22.06.2011  another Italian actor joins

Antonio Albernese, will there be room ?

08/05/2011

“Ciao Bella” not “Bop Decameron” not “The Wrong Picture” Directed by Woody Allan

by Marianne Wi

There are rumors galore here in Italy and they are hot, could have melted the iceberg that collided with the Titanic, had it not been too late. Woody Allan’s new film “Bop Decameron” and not  “The Wrong Picture” as first reported is due to be shot in Rome later this year, will not only be starring Alec Baldwin, Penélope Cruz, Ellen Page and Jesse Eisenberg, now the rumors started by Deadline.com, (I say rumors they may very will be in possession of the true facts) will also be starring Roberto Benigni, who famously won 2 Oscars for Life is Beautiful in 1997 for his role as Guido Orefice and as a director of the film. Will the world be ready for 2 comic geniuses in one production, one driven by heavy dialogue the other by slapstick with a touch of the dramatic, will they gel ? I guess it is a game of wait and see.

Update 14.05.2011

Not just a rumor, Woody Allen has confirmed yesterday at Cannes Film Festival, that Roberto Benigni will not just play a cameo role in his next film “Bop Decameron” it will be a great meaty role, shot in the centre of Rome during the month of August, there will be a number of other great Italian actors too, however no names were mentioned.  The film was first known as “The Wrong Picture” I now hear it will be called “Bop Decameron” what ever they decide to all it I am excited about this film already.

Update 08.06.2011 Ohhh yes there is more:

apart from Roberto Benigni a number of other Italian Actors and an Actress have been confirmed and we have a 3rd possible title for this film too and it has not even started to shoot yet…..Rocco Papaleo, Riccardo Scamarcio, Isabella Ferrari, Sergio Rubini and Massimo Ghini, that is what I call a cassata a really strange mix and I wonder if Roberto Benigni has suddenly had second thoughts as he reads this news, well not mine I am sure others will have pointed this new development out to him, this is going to be some lineup.

23/03/2011

Michelle Hunziker and Daniele Pecci, the news you did not want to hear.

by Marianne Wi

News from Diva & Donna issue 11 dated 22..03.11

I am knocked for six, as they say. What is it pray tell about celebrities and Rome, is it something in the water, do they not know that the Paparazzi is around looking to do a grainy shot of them kissing on the mouth ? Here of course anything else would be considered common curtsy .

Is it Riccardo Scamacio and someone ? Alessandra Preziosi and someone ? Victoria Puccini ? No, this time it is our charismatic actor Daniele Pecci, who “might” (they could have split amicably a month ago, without telling the world press) be cheating on good old Michelle Hunziker. Yep, there are photos and they are not pegging,  this is full on mouth to mouth…. eyes closed, incriminating I think you will agree, however in some families that is normal too, so lets not be too judgemental folks. It is again our trusted friends from “Diva and Donne” who have got this major coup d’etat, good on them I say and lucky you that I am here to relay this exciting  information in English for you, don’t you thing ? I am taking out a subscription.

Michelle Hunziker and Daniele Pecci had a quick fling back in 2007 and only just got back for another bite of the apple during the autumn of 2010  uhmmm

Good news is that there are no children involved and as they did not live together no dogs to fight over either, a great relief for everyone I am sure. Are they still together ? Well they might be there are no official statements as yet.

 Michelle Hunziker and Daniele Pecci it is all over   again 19.06.2011

07/03/2011

Alessandro Preziosi,Vittoria Puccini… accidenti Stefano Accorsi ?

by Marianne Wi

Alessandro Preziosi,Vittoria Puccini it is all over, previous blog.

The Italian press it up in arms again about the possible romance between Vittoria Puccini and Stefano Accorsi ?

What I hear you ask “is she already over Adriano Giannini” ? I am online booking my next flight to Rome, Giannini is my sort of man ( looks are not everything and beauty is in the eyes of the beholder, sure but still…….you can dream right ?)

According to those in the know, Accorsi and Puccini were caught on her balcony, in a compromising position. Now, as you all know the Italians are a nation of snoggers or peckkers, they have a need to kiss when encountering friends whatever their  age or sex , it is very much a “must” do, they will move in on you once they get close enough then WHAM BANG ! Being caught in a compromising position is not really that difficult unless they were naked having sex and I stress no one has claim that was the case , phew.

La vita facile, An easy Life directed by Lucio Pellegrini, staring both actors is out in the cinemas here in Italy this week, so this affair would come in very handy if you needed a bit of publicity; plus was the little madam not dating Adriano Giannini too , no wonder Preziosi is having rage issues.

I am new to the Italian press and paparazzi etiquette , however having just had to read page after page about our young stud Riccardo Scamarcio and his pretend affair with Deniz Ozdogan together with the additional headlines created when Valeria Galino met  Sean Penn all just staged before Riccardo went on stage in Rome and the film Manuale d’amore 3, Manual of Love 3 was released, more importantly there are no photos , not even bad grainy ones, it is beginning to sound a wee bit like a stunt to me, do you feel it too ?

Stefano Accorsi is in a long-term relationship with the lovely French model Laetitia Casta with whom he has 2 children. I am seriously hoping this is a publicity stunt by the producers or there will be hell to pay. Laetitia Casta looks like a lady that could wake the dead if she put her mind to it .

23rd May 2011 Vittoria Puccini and Cladio Santamaria loved up in Lisabon

28/02/2011

Manuale d’amore 3, 3 Stages of Love (Manual of Love 3)

by Marianne Wi

I love the trailer, they have included all the really funny moments, no need to leave the comfort of your own home to see the film.

It has been hyped here in Italy as the “Comedy of the year” and much fuss has been made over it. It was released Friday and I am still trying to muster some enthusiasm and blog a few lines ….. I loved Manaule D’amore, Manual of Love when it came out in 2005, it was funny, great actors, believable story lines and the music was fabulous too, I can hum the tune for you right now. On the odd occasion I still find myself reaching for the DVD on a cold rainy Sunday afternoon.

Manuale d’amore 2, Manual of Love 2 came and went I cannot actually remember anything about it not a single frame comes to mind.

Manuale d’amore 3, Manual of Love 3, is as Italian comedies go not a bad movie, I was just bored and would have hot footed it out of there at the interval had they not left Robert de Niro until last, one nill to the clever producer.

Director:   Giovanni Veronesi a prolific Director and screenwriter.Manuale d’amore 1, 2 and 3 together with Me and Marilyn, Italians and Parents and their children.

Cast : Robert de Niro, Monica Bellucci, Riccardo Scamarcio, Michele Placido, Laura Chiatti,Valeria Solarino, Donnatella Finocchiaro, Carlo Verdone, Daniele Pecci,Vincenzo Alfieri

Synobsis : The film has 3 acts ……….

Youth : Riccardo Scamarcio  and Laura Chiatti story…. he goes up north on a business trip, has an affair with another woman (lets not confuse this with Mine Vaganti,Loose Cannons, that would be wrong) usual story, usual mediocre acting from both of them, I am sure I have seen this story many times before with both actors in it too.

Maturity : Carlo Verdone has great comic timing and the sexy Donatella Finocchiaro is equally funny, great acting  from both of them. Carlo Verdone plays a self-absorbed Ankerman, she plays a professional stalker, not believable and too much silliness packed into one short story, it had the potential  of being the best story of the tree acts.

Late middleage : Robert de Niro speaking Italian throughout (sounded great actually, top marks to him for trying) falls in love with the daughter of a Porter in Rome. Enter Monica Berluccio , God love her ,  a sad sight to see the once so beautiful actress Botoxed to point of freeze frame, STOP it is all I want to say to this lady, she plays a stripper , not quite the story of  An Officer and a Gentleman though, it was just another predictable  story, end of !

I am going off in search of a Drama or a Thriller now…… Ohhh yes, there must be one out there somewhere.

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