In partnership with

MAMAs 2016: The winners of the annual MTV Africa Music Awards were announced during a glitzy ceremony

Meet Iain Thomas, the 36-year-old South African poet who is famous all over the world except in SA

Woody Allen to play male gigolo

2012-03-07 20:47
Woody Allen
Los Angeles - Woody Allen is to play an ageing escort in Fading Gigolo.

The acclaimed director - who won the Best Original Screenplay Oscar last month for his work on Midnight in Paris - will star alongside Sofia Vergara and Sharon Stone in the John Turturro-written and directed indie comedy.

John will also star as a gigolo in the movie, which tells the story of two "cash-strapped best friends" who go into the escort business and find their local Hasidic Jewish community suspecting them of unusual goings-on, Variety reports.

First acting role in 12 years

Sharon and Sofia will play two of the women who pick up the ageing men.

It will be the first time Woody has acted in a film since Picking Up the Pieces 12 years ago.

Production on Fading Gigolo is set to begin in New York City in April, but no planned release date is yet known.

Woody has no other directorial or writing projects coming up, but is currently working on post-production of Nero Fiddled, in which he stars alongside Ellen Page, Penelope Cruz and Jesse Eisenberg.

NEXT ON CHANNEL24X publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Recent News

The Joburg Film Festival has a stunning selection of over 60 local, African and international films from the diaspora playing at 20 venues. Read More »
Add your review

Hands of Stone is a bland, unlikable portrayal of a real-life boxer that struggles to hit the highs of other boxing greats. Read More »
Add your review

inside channel 24

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.