Tony Sirico Joins Woody Allen’s 2016 Film

NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 19: Tony Sirico attends the "Lillyhammer" season 2 premiere at NYIT Auditorium on November 19, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by John Lamparski/WireImage)

One of Woody Allen’s most reliable character actors returns to the fold. Deadline are reporting that Tony Sirico is the latest to sign up to Allen’s 2016 film, due to start production next week. They are also reporting his character’s name as Vito.

Sirico is best known for his work in ‘The Sopranos‘, but he has appeared in five Woody Allen films –Bullets Over Broadway, Mighty Aphrodite, Everyone Says I Love You,Deconstructing Harry and Celebrity. This upcoming film will be his sixth – he is now one behind Diane Keaton! Who is Allen’s muse then?

It is unclear if Sirico joins the main cast, that is so far packed with stars – Jeannie Berlin, Jesse Eisenberg, Blake Lively, Parker Posey, Kristen Stewart, Corey Stoll, Ken Stott and Bruce Willis. We know the film is set in the 1930s, about families and involve the mob. And we know Sirico can play mob.

Production on the 2016 film starts in Los Angeles on 17th August. We will be following the production as it happens!

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  1. Tony Sirico is great. I loved his line in Deconstructing Harry. If I remember correctly, in the jail scene with Elizabeth Shue and Billy Crystal, he told Woody to leave the jail or else he would “bugger” him.

    Looks like Twilight Time is gonna release Shadows and Fog on blu-ray in early November. Keep’em comin’ Twilight Time!!!!

  2. Tony Sirico and Woody Allen both graduated from Public School 99 in Brooklyn, my alma mater. Tony was in my class.

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