Monday, May 30, 2011

Two Rival Bio-Pics To Be Filmed About Antonio Vivaldi

The younger Irons actor will take on Vivaldi
Young acting stars, including the son of Jeremy Irons, are coming out of the woodwork to participate in not one, but two films about the life of Vivaldi: "British up and comers Max Irons and Claire Foy are among the actors joining a new biopic of 17th Century Italian composer Antonio Vivaldi, who was most famous for writing The Four Seasons. Screen Daily reports Elle Fanning is also in advance negotiations to join the film, along with Neve Campbell, Jacqueline Bisset, Tom Wilkinson, Alfred Molina and Sebastian Koch. Vivaldi follows the true story of genius and priest Vivaldi turned a group of courtesans’ young daughters into a world class orchestra who eventually even played in front of the Pope. Presumably, though no roles were specified, Irons would play Vivaldi while Fanning a standout member of the orchestra. And because apparently no movie can go into production without some sort of rival nipping at its heels, there is indeed another Vivaldi film being planned, and names like Luke Evans, Jessica Biel and Sir Ben Kingsley are being bandied about as possible cast members. That film will center around the composer’s alleged forbidden love for
The original Vivaldi
opera singer Anna Tessiero Giro. Irons, son of Jeremy, broke out as one of two suitors vying for Amanda Seyfried’s affections amidst vicious werewolf attacks in Catherine Hardwicke’s Twilight follow-up, Red Riding Hood. Foy was recently seen in the Nicholas Cage dud Season of the Witch. Fanning, on the other hand, has a thriving current and upcoming slate of projects, including JJ Abrams and Steven Spielberg’s Super 8 and Cameron Crowe’s We Bought a Zoo. Filming on Boris Damast’s long-gestating Vivaldi will begin in September, with shooting locations including Venice, Bruges, Hungary and Germany." [Source]

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