John Turturro made one of his very first movie appearances in Woody Allen’s Hannah and Her Sisters. 28 years later they’ve swapped roles, with Turturro behind the camera and Woody making a rare acting appearance in a film he didn’t helm. Perhaps most surprisingly, in Fading Gigolo Allen plays a pimp.
The film also stars Sofia Vergara and Sharon Stone and is about two men (Allen and Turturro) who are growing old and need some cash, so they become gigolos. 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 plays a dermatologist who hires Tuturro, while Vergara will play a married woman who wishes to have a threesome with Stone and Turturro. The movie premiere’s at TIFF, and in anticipation of that, the first trailer has been release, which you can watch here.