Woody Allen is still churning out a movie a year, and as he writes, direct and often stars in those films, he doesn’t have a huge amount of time for anything else. However, he’s now booked a rare acting roles in a film that he isn’t set to direct, with Variety reporting that he’s agreed to star in John Turturro’s Fading Gigolo.
Of course Turturro has starred in several Allen movies, but it’s nevertheless a bit of a coup to get Woody to return the favour. The film will also star Sofia Vergara and Sharon Stone and is about two men who are growing old and need some cash, so they become gigolos to make some cash. Allen begins to pimp out Turturro, but things go wrong when the folks in the Hasidic Jewish community where they live begin to suspect what’s going on and Turturro falls for a Jewish widow.
Stone will play a dermatologist who hires Tuturro, while Vergara will play a married woman who wishes to have a threesome with Stone and Turturro.
It’s Woody’s first acting gig since 2006’s Scoop, and the first movie he’s starred in that he hasn’t directed since 2000’s Picking Up The Pieces.