Fading Gigolo, the new film written, directed and starring John Turturro and co-starring Woody Allen, received a new poster today. Once again it prominently features the two male leads, as well as head shots for the rest of the cast – Vanessa Paradis, Liev Schreiber, Sharon Stone and (yet another new spelling for) Sofia Vergara.
The font, the layout, the use of the names scrolled across the top, the use of New York imagery – it looks a lot like a Woody Allen film poster.
‘Fading Gigolo‘ has been doing the rounds of the film festivals, and will be released in the US on 18th April 2014 in limited release, with many other countries soon after. Here’s the trailer.
Oh my! Sophia really turns on her va-va-voom appeal and just looks unstoppable in this. Woody is his usual supportive debonaire self. It seems to have great performances all around. And Turturro looks to have done a fine job of writing and directing a film of reasonable depth. Who doesn’t enjoy a good film that deals with prurient subject matter in a humorous heartfelt loving way?
Now it’s OK! They were using American Beauty’s poster for too long!
Looks like they’re trying to emphasize Allen over Turturro, using his typical font and style.
Incidentally, my mother was lucky enough to see a screening of the film last night at the Miami Film Festival, as well as a Q&A with John Turturro. She’s not as big a fan as I am, but she had great things to say about both the movie and Allen’s performance.